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Offer: Call for Papers and Proposals: 1st Regional Conference on Advancing Young Women Leaders in the Arab Gulf States


Call for Papers and Proposals

The Lebanese American University in Collaboration with Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) invites submissions t
1st Regional Conference on Advancing Young Women Leaders in the Arab Gulf States

The Young Women Leaders (YWL) program at the Lebanese American University (LAU) aims to build the leadership skills of women rights activists from the Gulf States in 2009 and 2010. Participants’ travel, accommodation, and program fees are fully funded.

Conference Theme: The major theme of the conference is to advance the capacities of young women leaders in the Arab Gulf States to advocate for:
Early girls’ education
Equal social security laws
Equal employment opportunities
Women starting and managing small businesses
Establishing women associations’ networks

Deadline for proposal submission: September 30, 2010
Notification of acceptance: October 4, 2010

Participation Guidelines: This conference is a platform for exchanging expertise, visions, and practical experiences among young women leaders and practitioners from the Gulf States.
Papers and proposals should focus on practical projects and ideas that aim to advance the status of women in the community and highlight good leadership practice.
The papers/proposals should be between 2000-4000 words and should examine and address one or several conference topics.
Submissions should include the following sections in either English or Arabic:
a. Title page
b. Abstract or executive summary of 200 words
c. background description of the topic and its importance,
d. how the topic is relevant to the conference themes,
e. review of research and work done in the country or the region,
f. what are the lessons learned,
g. what is still needed to be done and why,
h. how can young women leaders in the Gulf country be involved,
i. what is the proposed action plan,
j. a short biography of yourself
k. contact information
All conference presentations should be made in Arabic with brief English summaries.
Participants Selection: 15-20 papers will be selected and successful applicants will be awarded a 3 day travel grant to Beirut-Lebanon to attend and present their work (November 28 – 30, 2010).

Email your paper or inquiry to the attention of Giorgio Tarraf at or visit our website:


bintu's picture

call papers for proposal

What a remarkable development. This society like in mine society guided by religious doctrime, has over the decade religated women to the background, resulting to infrigement of foundemental human right of such deprive and subjugated women if not abused. Web 2.0 its encouraging to break the world of these nation. I urged you to keep up the connection. its a bold step. The wind of technological advancement would blow off the roof of the, women subjugation, exclusion,seclusion and abuse. This proposal should not be limited to only the emerate region. None nationality could have meaningful contribution. This is a global concern, perticipant should be allowed. sponsorship be sort out for the inclusion of spectators, and advisories. Have to think about that.

I want to believe that no knowledge, contribution should be underestimated.


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