2016 First Women

Wafaa Abed: An advocate of women’s participation in politics

Wafaa Abed is an outspoken advocate of the involvement and participation of women in political parties in Lebanon. She also advocates for the implementation of fairer legal codes for women, particularly the need to eliminate discriminatory clauses in Lebanese Social Security Laws. She is currently the president of the Progressive Women’s Union, and the head of the Women’s Affairs Commission at The Progressive Socialist Party (PSP).