Double Victimization: Armenian Women in the Armenian Genocide

This research paper investigates how Armenian women faced double victimization during and after the Armenian genocide. They were first victimized by Turkish nationalists and then criticized by the Armenian establishment for hindering the Armenian community’s reformation.
By Alya Alkhajeh

Women’s Political Representation in Lebanon: An Ongoing Struggle Amid a Consociational State and a Patriarchal Society

This paper examines the chasm between Lebanese women’s economic and educational attainments and limited political participation. It argues that the Lebanese political system is structurally inhospitable to women because of sectarian politics, clientelist networks, and patriarchal values. It recommends reform of Lebanon’s electoral law and the introduction of gender quotas.
by Natasha Nazi