and in particular rural woman is a priority area for the Italian Development
Cooperation in Lebanon.
support rural women the project " Strengthening food security through the improvement of dairy products
techniques in favor of vulnerable groups” has been promoted in cooperation with the Ministry of
Agriculture and implemented through FAO.
have been promoted at regional and national levels such as ‘’Gender
Mainstreaming’’ regional programme and the project ‘’Promoting Women’s participation in Local Governance and
Development’’, launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs
(MOSA) in 2010. The project aimed at
strengthening institutions to reduce social exclusion of the most vulnerable
groups of the Lebanese society through pursuing gender equality and women
Phase of the project is expected to be launched in the coming months, to
consolidate and strengthen the first phase achieved results, in particular
integrating gender mainstreaming in MOSA strategy, policy and plans, enhancing
women’s participation in local governance, and reducing the gap between urban
and rural women.