2000 - 2018 Activism

Fourth generation feminism



Beginning in the early 2000s, sexual, reproductive, and bodily rights were at the heart of the fourth generation of feminists that was emerging in Lebanon. This came in line with the same principles upheld by LGBTIQ movements around the world. This generation of activists supported and continues to raise awareness about the “legal vulnerability” of victims or marginalised groups, such as LGBTIQ people or migrant workers, as well as environmental issues, and androcentric approaches to arts and knowledge production. Fourth generation feminists also lobby for more sexual diversity and better economic and political empowerment for women, particularly with regards to gender quotas. In so doing, the feminists of today capitalised on the Internet and social media platforms in particular, which constantly connect them to their international counterparts.