Keserwany says IWSAW
played an active role in inspiring her and her sister to write the song.
"This is a new phenomenon and up until a few years ago many people did not even know women had been allowed into the army," said Anita Nassar, IWSAW
's deputy director.
Rather, women should [seek out] the opportunities," said Anita Nassar, the assistant director of the IWSAW
According to IWSAW
assistance director Anita Nasser, by the end of the workshop, all the organizations had made a firm pledge to work with one another.
BEIRUT: The Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the British Council paid tribute to Lebanese writer Mai Ghoussoub on the occasion of International Women's Day at the university's Beirut campus on Thursday.
"The preoccupation with justice and preserving dignity for all was Mai's main concern" said Dima Dabbous-Sensenig, director of the IWSAW. "It is her message of love and peace that the Lebanese need in times of political instability."
"This is a day to voice our confidence that women will keep on impressing the world with their capacity to mark history with significant undertakings," said Anita Nassar, assistant director of IWSAW.
Affiliated with the Lebanese American University, IWSAW was established in 1973 as the first institute in the Arab world to work at the intersection of academia and activism to advance women's empowerment and gender equality.
Taking this model to the other 21 Arabic-speaking countries -- be it as an online module, app or paper manual -- requires a wider network of collaborators that IWSAW hopes to achieve thanks to the steam gathered from the nomination.
"When I started volunteering as a teenager, I was one of those outside of the norm who fixated on this issue at a weirdly young age," IWSAW's director recounted.
Lina Abirafeh, director of the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW
"The conference was organized by the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW
) at LAU and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in partnership with the Danish Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KVINFO) from 8 to 10 August at the Beirut Commodore Hotel.