In Nabi Othman village, women drew a mural which called for political participation and equality among sexes; these principles and values were fostered by WPE workshops that lasted for six months.
The third mural was in
Hermel where women there chose to send direct messages through their graphics; the mural revealed the importance of women in building an integrated and more democratic society. The participants wrote: “Human rights are inseparable between men and women” and “rights are not exclusive to men”.
As for Baalbeck,
The active participants in the village of Akkar created an extraordinary painting of mosaic that showed the symbolic call for equality between men and women, and this piece was placed at the auditorium in the head office of Tal-Abbas El Gharbi municipality. On this occasion, a ceremony was held there in the presence of Mr. Khalil Fares, the Mayor of the town and several social activists and educational figures.
Mr. Fares thanked LOST and the Embassy of Netherlands for their valuable projects and activities.
WPE was funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Beirut; it comprised the training of more than 120 women from Akkar, Baalbeck, Hermel, Orsal and Beit shema on civic participation, citizenship and women’s rights, also on using social media tools to address local and domestic causes.