Aman Kabbara Chaarani

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Personal information

Title: 
President of the Lebanese Council of Women

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Chatilla Bldg., Appt. No. 8, Choppart Road, Ein al-Tineh
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 866867
Fax: 
961 1 803955
Mobile phone: 
961 3 380185
Personal email address: 
achaarani@cfuwi.org

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Lebanese Council of Women
Address: 
Medhat Bacha str., Labban Bldg.
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 736632
Fax: 
961 1 752435
Work email address: 
info@lcw-cfl.org

Education

Doctorate degree, with 1st degree honor, 1978, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon.
Master's degree, Education, 1959, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
International Bachelor degree, Education, 1956, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Sophomore degree, 1954, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
High School degree, 1952, Evangelical School in Tripoli, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Education (Principles of the Psychology of Education, History, Philosophy, and Comparative Education)
Curriculum Design
Teaching Methods
Education Management
Sociology of Education
Women's Issues
Women's Rights in Islam
Languages: 
Arabic
English

Work history

President, 1992 - 1995 & 2008 - present, Lebanese Council of Women.

President, 1996 - present, National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues.

President, 1978 - present, Association for Educational Development.

Head, 1978 - 1981, Faculty of Education at the Lebanese University.

Director, 1978 - 1984, Department of Education (first branch) at the Lebanese University.

Teacher, 1970 - 1976, Dour al-Mouallimin wa al-Mouallimat.

President, 1970 - 1975, Student's Committee within the Faculty of Education at the Lebanese University.

Board Member, 1967 - 1978, Faculty of Education at the Lebanese University.

Professor, 1965 - 1997, Faculty of Education at the Lebanese University.

Trainer of Teachers and Administrators of Elementary Schools, 1960 - 1965, Ministry of Education.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Arab Cultural Intellectual Complex, 2002 - present.

Head of the Planning and Studies Committee in the National Committee for Women, 2001 - 2002.

Founder of the National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues in Beirut, 1996 - present.

President of the National Committee in charge of the preparation for the Fourth World Conference on Women, 1994.

Member of the Board of the National Committee for Family, 1993.

Member of the Executive Office of the National Commission for UNESCO, 1992 - 2000.

Member of the Human Rights Association, 1985 - 1990.

Board member of the Children Care Association, 1983 - 1997.

President and Founder of the Association for Educational Development, 1978 - present.

Member of the Committee for Education Development, 1978 - present.

Counselor of the Islamic Youth Association, 1970 - 1998.

Member of the Education Committee of the League of Islamic Association, 1970 - 1976.

Member of the Board of the Faculty of Education at the Lebanese University, 1967 - 1978.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A. (2010). Dirasa maydaniya 'an kayfiyat intikhab al-mar`a fi al-intikhabat anniyabiya allati jarat 2009 [A field study on approaches to electing women during the 2009 legislative elections]. Beirut: United Nations Development Program.
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A., & Charafeddine, F. (2008a). Al-mar'a wassiyasa fi loubnan [Women and politics in Lebanon]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues (post-Beijing).
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A., & Charafeddine, F. (2008b). Attamyiz fi kotob al-qira'a al-arabiya wa al-tarbiya al-wataniya wa al-tanshi`a al-madaniya fi al-marhala al-moutawassita [Discrimination in Middle School Arabic reading and civic education books]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues (post-Beijing).
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A., & Charafeddine, F. (2008c). Al Tarbiyya al madanyya ( Civic Education). Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues and UNIFEM.
  • Kabbara-Chaarani, A., Kaddoura F., & Rustom Chehadeh, L. (Eds.). (2007). Houqouq al-mar'a fi al-zawaj wa al-talaq fi al-Islam [Women's rights in marriage and divorce in Islam]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues (post-Beijing).
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A., & Charafeddine, F. (2006). Attamyiz fi kotob al-qira'a al-arabiya wa al-tarbiya al-wataniya wa al-tanshi`a al-madaniya fi al-marhala al-ibtidaiya. [Discrimination in Elemantary textbooks School Arabic language, national and civic education books]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues.
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A. & Charafeddine, F. (2002). Strengthening the capacity of women in political life: Experience of the election of parliament and municipalities. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A. (1964). Al Tawjihat al tarbawiyya li moualimi al madares al ibtida`iyya (Vol 1 &2) [Educational approaches of teachers in elementary school]. Beirut: Ministry of education, Lebanese university.
  • Kabbara Chaarani, A. (1994). Ta'lim allugha al-'arabiya fi al madares al ibtidida`iyya [Education of the arabic language at the elementary school]. Beirut: Ministry of education & Dar El Elem Lil Malayin.
Major achievements: 
  • Establishing an awareness and training center on gender issues at the National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues, 1997.
  • Establishing the center for Documentation and Research in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs, 1994.
  • Author of 117 research based publications, including books, papers and articles & of 90 unpublished research papers and reports.
  • Attending 65 regional and international conferences.
  • Organizing 70 conferences and workshops.
  • Supervising 50 Master's and Doctorate dissertations.
  • Featuring in 220 interviews (Newspapers, TV, and Radio).

Awards and Distinctions

Lebanese Cedar Medal from the President of the Lebanese Republic Emile Lahoud, Knight rank, 2001.

Honorary trophy from the president of the Lebanese University, 2000.

15 honorary trophies from different governmental institutions and Non-governmental organizations.