“Parliamentary Elections 2022: Electoral Reforms & Gender Equality” conference: Efforts to identify and adopt electoral reforms

Training Polling Officials for the Tripoli by elections

By-Elections in Tripoli: A call center to support the citizens

UNDP support to Parliamentary By-elections in Tripoli

Elections Dispute Resolution Workshop Between the Mexican Federal Electoral Tribunal and Lebanese Constitutional Council

UNDP LEAP Documentary 2018

UNDP LEAP support to the 2018 Parliamentary Elections

Supporting the Automation of the Candidate Registration and Result Management Systems

Enhancing the Capacity of Electoral Officers

1766 Call Center at the Service of the Public

Youth and Elections Awareness Sessions

Info Sessions Targeting Women Candidates & Voters

Launching a Gender Roadmap To increase Women’s Participation in Elections

Constitutional Council’s Decisions Publications in French 1996 – 2016 in cooperation with UNDP

“Elections Management & Operations” BRIDGE Workshop

Launching of ”The Participation of Lebanese Women in Political Life"

2017 Voter Registration Campaigns

“Gender and Elections” training

“The Parliamentary Electoral Legal Framework” Conference

Workshop for Elected Women Municipal Council Members and Mukhtars in South-West Lebanon

Award of Appreciation from Governor of Akkar to LEAP Team

Running for Local Elections 2016: Women’s Journey towards Winning

Candidate Registration Process: A successful pilot project in Akkar

Enhancing Women Political Participation through Electoral Laws National Conference

40 CSOs from 18 Regional Countries in Beirut Discussing “Election Dispute Resolution”

Cooperation between Constitutional Council and UNDP

Regional BRIDGE “Training the facilitators” workshop in Beirut

Silver Award to the 2013 Voter Registration Billboards

BRIDGE training on Gender and Elections in Cairo

BRIDGE Training

Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation Workshop

Launching of the Voter Registration Campaign

2013 Voter Registration Training

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Info Sessions Targeting Women Candidates & Voters

Under the framework of “Lebanese Women in Elections” initiative, the United Nations Development Programme – Lebanese Elections Assistance Project, funded by the European Union, UN Women and Women in Front conducted info sessions all over Lebanon aiming to encourage women candidates and voters to participate in parliamentary elections.


With the objective of reaching out to a wider public, eight info sessions were conducted from January 24th to March 2nd, before the closing of the candidate registration on March 7th, in different regions such as Rayfoun, Sin El Fil, Chtaura, Tripoli, Saida, Zgharta, Baakline, and Beirut.


During these sessions, the facilitators provided the participants with the needed information on how to vote and to run for elections, tackling the following topics: new articles in the electoral law and electoral calendar, required documents to run for elections, legal framework, preprinted ballot papers, preferential vote, electoral campaign, how to include women in lists, negotiations and networking.


A closing event took place in Beirut at the YWCA on March 2nd to provide a platform for women candidates to announce their agenda and political program and to share their personal experience on how they overcame the challenges faced before running for elections.


It is relevant to mention that 113 women out of 976 total candidates submitted their candidacy for the 2018 parliamentary elections, 23 of them participated in the above-mentioned info sessions.


UNDP LEAP is funded by EU and USAID.

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