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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

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

On the occasion of Women’s International Day, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP) launched the Gender Quota toolkit “The Participation of Women in Political Life / Quota & TSMs” on the 9th of March, 2017 at the UNDP premises in Beirut in the presence of LEAP partners and UNDP colleagues.


During the launching event, LEAP presented this toolkit which included a guide in Arabic and English on “The Participation of Lebanese Women in Political Life / Quota & TSMs”. It includes an overview of women’s political participation in Lebanon and a comparison to other Arab countries. In addition, the brochure comprises numbers and infographics about women participation as candidates, member of parliaments and ministers. The Quota toolkit also includes a short animated movie with the same content using 2D animation and illustration including four short animated clips as follows: 1) Introduction to Gender Quota, 2) Gender Quota: In Numbers & Figures, 3) Gender Quota Controversies, 4) Arguments in Favor of Quota & TSM.


This toolkit was developed and produced by LEAP and will be used during trainings and info sessions to be held in different Lebanese governorates and will be disseminated on LEAP and other partner’s social media accounts. The animation clips will be also disseminated to outlets and Lebanese TV channels to reach out a broader public.


In addition, the knowledge toolkit aims at building understanding among Lebanese stakeholders, and especially political decision-makers, on the range of possible temporary special measures that can be adopted to encourage and increase women’s participation in elections, including but not limited to quota. This will also help in increasing knowledge and awareness of the scope of Temporary Special Measures and building capacity to advocate for affirmative actions.

09 March 2017

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