Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Gender and Feminism Office

97 Monot Street, Nakhle Building
P.O. Box 11-6107
Beirut 1107-2210, Lebanon

+961 1 202491
+961 1 338986
feminism.mena(at)fes.de

Meet the team

About us

Political Feminism

There is no social justice without gender justice and there is no gender justice without socioeconomic and political reforms. How can feminists in the MENA region drive these reforms, or at the very least, how can feminist perspectives be better integrated into them?

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, women have been on the frontline of protests calling for social justice, with their participation proving crucial during the different waves of the Arab Spring. Yet, the mainstream public discourse around tackling the mounting social, economic, and political crises, and eradicating the injustices associated with the current situation and the anticipated changes, often overlooks women’s voices and feminist perspectives.

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Feminist Economics

Feminist Economics

Feminist economists around the world have repeatedly highlighted the failure to take the social consequences of economic policies into account. More

Repoliticizing Feminisms

Repoliticizing Feminisms

How are feminists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region reestablishing their revolutionary and highly political stance against patriarchal structures? More

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Globally, discussions around the future of work have resulted in the creation of a range of scenarios, from optimistic to pessimistic, with some predicting more flexibility, opportunity, and productivity, and others raising concerns about the predicted rise of inequality, job losses, and a huge digital divide. More

Gender Justice

Gender Justice

Social justice—a fundamental value of social democracy and a central field of action for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the region is inextricably linked with gender justice. Social and economic development can only be made sustainable and just if the needs of different genders are taken into account. More

Blog

29.08.2022 | Repoliticizing Feminisms | Blog
Protesting violence against women - Photo: CLAUDIO CRUZ / AFP

Adopting feminist foreign and development policies is becoming a trend in many Global North countries, sparking questions around the co-optation of…


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21.07.2022 | Repoliticizing Feminisms | Blog

Since their inception in the mid-eighties, and for over more than two decades, Moroccan feminist organizations have been instrumental in advocating…


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10.06.2022 | Repoliticizing Feminisms | Blog

Women protest denouncing the violence that took place against them at an earlier protest against the military in Sudan.


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Podcast

Podcast

You can listen to all the podcast episodes here. More

Publications

The Amman principles for national mechanisms for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

The Amman principles for national mechanisms for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Executive summary
Beirut, 2021

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Amman principles of national mechanisms for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Amman principles of national mechanisms for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Draft
Beirut, 2021

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Feminist perspectives on the digital economy in the MENA region

Abou Zeid, Gihan

Feminist perspectives on the digital economy in the MENA region

Beirut, 2021

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Media

Media

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