1914 First Women

Salma (Salima) Abi Rashed: The first woman lawyer

Salma (Salima) Abi Rashed (18871/92-1919). Abi Rashed is renowned for becoming the first female lawyer in Lebanon. She also founded Fatat Lobnan in 1914, a monthly literary and academic magazine which focused on women. 3. The magazine emphasized women’s equal right to work in all the fields that men had historically occupied. The publication was interrupted eight months later due to the first world war. Abi Rashed is also credited for the positive influence she had on her brother’s magazine,45 in 1914.


Naguib al-Ba’ney, صحافيات لبنانيات رائدات واديبات مبدعات, نوفل، بيروت، ٢٠٠٧.

أعلام النساء في عالمي العرب والإسلام - ج٢, دار الرسالة، بيروت.