AT A GLANCE
The General Assembly of NCLW is composed of 24 members appointed by the Council of ministers by decree for a renewable three-year term. Women members of the Parliament and ministers are considered ex-officio members of NCLW during their term and have a consultative status. NCLW has an Executive Bureau comprised of eight members elected by the General Assembly from its members. The President of the Republic appoints the president of NCLW. The current NCLW president is Mrs. Claudine Aoun, and the vice-president is Mrs. Mona El Solh. NCLW members work through permanent and ad hoc committees in submitting program proposals to the Executive Bureau, as well as following up and monitoring projects and activities that are being implemented. The permanent committees are the following: Legislative Committee, Economics and Labor Committee, Education and Youth Committee, Studies and Documentation Committee, Media and Public Relations Committee, Health and Environment Committee, and finally Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The budget of NCLW is allocated from the budget of the Presidency of the Council of ministers as well as from financial aid and donations received from international organizations.
As defined by law, NCLW has 3 missions: consultative, coordinative and executive.
The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) is an official institution affiliated to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. NCLW was established by Law 720/1998 to promote women and girls’ rights in Lebanon as well as gender mainstreaming in legislations and policies.The Law No. 720/1998 establishing the National Commission for Lebanese Women included, as part of the executive tasks it assigns to NCLW “Drawing proposals of national strategies for the advancement of women; and developing and amending strategies in effect whenever need be.”
At the end of the period of implementation of the National Strategy for Women in Lebanon 2011 -2021, NCLW has developed the National Strategy for Women in Lebanon 2022 – 2030, in cooperation with its partners in both sectors, public and private. The strategy includes 5 main goals as per the vision: “Women in Lebanon play leadership roles in all fields, and are equal to men in rights and obligations in a State where the rule of law prevails and where human rights are protected”.