Naked lebanese women
Lebanese women are considered to have more rights and freedom compared to women elsewhere in the Arab World.
Women in Lebanon are able to dress more liberally and move around with relative ease in certain parts of the country, unlike other countries in the region.
NGOs or non-governmental organizations have been created in response to the lack of women's political representation.
France confirmed the electoral system of the former Ottoman Mount Lebanon province in setting up a Representative Council for Greater Lebanon in 1922.
The Lebanese Women's Council (LWC), established in the 1950s, serves as an umbrella entity for more than 140 organization One of the very important characteristics of Lebanese politics is the excess of political parties competing for power and control.
There are eighteen political parties in total in the country, but seven currently dominate the sphere.
Since, 1970, Arab societies have allowed women to play a more active role socially and in the work force, basically as a result of the manpower shortage caused by heavy migration of men to Persian Gulf countries.
Notwithstanding the persistence of traditional attitudes regarding the role of women, Lebanese women enjoy equal civil rights and attend institutions of higher education in large numbers (for example, women constituted 41 percent of the student body at the American University of Beirut in 1983).
Women had to have documents that could prove that they had received at least an elementary level education.