„A Seat at the Table“ (Episode 12)

Women’s Role in the Lebanese Parliamentary Elections with Verena Al Amin

Verena Al Amin is the founder of a student movement called “Taleb”, which is working towards a better Lebanon based on equity and a secular state. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the USJ Beirut and getting her masters from Sorbonne Paris, she is a registered lawyer at the Beirut Bar Association and a legal consultant and researcher for many national and international public policy agencies. She previously was a political journalist at Annahar, Al Modon and many others news outlets and ran in the 2022 Lebanese parliamentary elections as the youngest candidate.

In this episode, we talk about her motivation, challenges and takeaways of running for the 2022 Lebanese parliamentary elections.

A Seat at the Table is a podcast by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on women's empowerment across the Middle East. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is an international German political foundation. It seeks to promote participation and dialogue and stimulate innovation. The podcast will host solution oriented women and provide them the platform to share practical advice insights and takeaways. Meet us in this podcast with Cyrine Farhat.


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Cyrine Farhat Shour

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