Women MPs talk Politics with Lebanon's Youth

Event of the KAS in cooperation with Smart Center

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On 22nd June 2018, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and Smart Center brought together 5 female Members of Parliament and students to discuss topics related to the youth and female emancipation among other relevant subjects.

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On 22nd June 2018, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and Smart Center brought together 5 female Members of Parliament and students from the debate clubs of American University Beirut (AUB), Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (USJ), The Lebanese University (LBU) and Beirut Arab University (BAU) to discuss topics related to the youth and female emancipation among other relevant subjects. The event welcomed Bahia Hariri, Dr. Inaya Ezzeddine, Dr. Dima Jamali, Rola Tabsh and Paula Yacoubian under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Fadia Kiwan. The President of the Lebanese House of Representatives, Nabih Berri, acted as sponsor of the event.

The overall goal of the meeting was to give the youth a chance to express themselves and to have a direct exchange with their representatives in parliament. On the other hand the female Members of Parliament could raise awareness of political participation of women and their work in parliament. Moreover both parties could exchange through discussion their ideas about national programs such as sustainable development.

Dr. Malte Gaier, Resident Representative of the Lebanon office of the KAS, opened the event with welcoming words together with Prof. Dr. Fadia Kiwan from the USJ and Randa Yassir from Smart Center. The program started with the politicians, who presented the main issues of their political program and answered questions from the students. Afterwards all participants engaged in round tables to discuss a big variety of topics. Conclusions of those debates were presented later by two students per table.

The event took place at the same time as German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel's visit to Lebanon.

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Lebanon, June 22, 2018

Contact

Dr. Malte Gaier

Resident Representative Lebanon | Acting Head of KAS Office Syria/Iraq

Dr. Malte Gaier
Phone +961 1 388 095/6
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ عربي,‎ اردو