Women’s engagement in environment protection is promoted in Lebanon
November 2, 2018
Lebanon is currently experiencing deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, air pollution from vehicular traffic and the burning of industrial wastes, pollution of coastal waters from raw sewage, and oil spills.
The efforts to raise people’s awareness and motivate them to participate in these issues are limited. To analyse this issue, the Donia for Sustainable Development association, which aims to promote sustainable and inclusive growth, conducted a diagnosis on the role of women in the preservation of the environment and natural resources in different districts of Lebanon.
This initiative is part of the field projects developed by the local clusters of gender equality actors set up by the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation since 2015. It is also part of the “Reinforcing the capacity of equality actors” project coordinated by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and of the project “Developing women’s empowerment”, labeled by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).