Women's political participation in Lebanon's local government

Lebanon’s local politics has been a site of emerging forms of civic activism in which women played a significant role. In the political field, this has opened up further space for women’s local representation. In this research, we analyse the experience of women in local government across Lebanon. The study examines patriarchal norms, family dominance, and sectarianism in local contexts, urban/rural dynamics, access to resources, gender norms and the importance of Male Allies, and offers recommendations for the promotion of women’s political representation.