Zahrani Street, Tarazi Bldg, 5th floor, Sioufi
- Democracy and community development
- Human rights
- International/Cultural relations
Madanyat’s mission is to achieve balanced participation of women and men in politics and in the public sphere, believing that a diversity of voices will lead to a fairer, more inclusive and democratic society.
The NGO's objectives are:
Actively contribute to reaching gender equality in all designated and elected bodies;
Bring together women, youth and men from around the country willing to work for political, economic, cultural and social justice for all;
Advocate a new vision where politics is accessible to women and youth by working with all political parties, promoting electoral and other changes and raising awareness about the impact of women’s under-representation;
Spread art and culture as a vector of social cohesion, diversity and human rights.
Launching a national survey in collaboration with Ipsos and UNDP LEAP to understand why the lack of interest in politics is so widespread among women and what is the public perception about their role in public life;
Gathering women leaders from different backgrounds to initiate public discussions, around conflicting or unifying subjects by using solid communication tools: mediation, non-violent speech, respect, political knowledge, etc. This initiative will reinforce the role of women in the consolidation of civil peace and their presence in negotiations and conflict resolution;
Encouraging women and youth to take part in the next municipal and parliamentary elections;
Elaborating tool kits to act against sexism (harassment, defamation, discrimination, political violence) and establishing a charter of good practices to measure the commitment of public and private institutions toward equality;
Conferences about gender stereotypes
We can strengthen our network lobby groups to influence Policy Makers, Organize art and cultural events that promote intercultural dialogue and fight stereotypes and extremism Create awards in line with Anna Lindh Foundation core values, Provide women and youth with debate and negotiation skills
Since 2012, when I took part in the Euro-Mediterranean forum in Brussel and got to know about Anna Lindh foundation through its representative, I was hoping to collaborate in a way or another with the Foundation. Because ALF mission is very much in line with the values and the objectives of Madanyat, I am convinced that being part of a network that promotes dialogue and civil peace while respecting the specificities of all partners is very enriching and will allow us to exchange good practices in our respective field of work
My country, Lebanon has been long struggling with sectarian and political divides and is currently facing new challenges, I believe that we have many things to pass on to others and also a lot to learn from other organizations’ experience, successes and failures included.
Moreover, based on a previous and successful experience, my NGO believes that art and culture, one of the strongest pillars of ALF, are very powerful means to promote equality social, cohesion, diversity and human rights.