1930 Activism

Bringing forward the agenda of women’s political participation

Despite political resistance, advancing women’s political roles and participation garnered the attention of pioneering women across the Arab region, with Lebanese women being at the forefront of this momentum. Not only were activist women in Lebanon concerned with the fight against the local colonial rule, but they also embraced the Palestinian question, which became a focal part of their activism. This was manifested in the call that the Arab Lebanese Women’s Union directed to the British ruler of Palestine on 26 May 1938 1.