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).