Azza Charara Baydoun

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Personal information

Title: 
Researcher and Gender Consultant

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Hamra, Ibrahim Abdilaal st., Al-Hana Bldg., 5th fl.
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 343478 & 961 7 452478
Mobile phone: 
961 3 476503
Personal email address: 
azzabaydoun@gmail.com

Education

Doctorate degree, Psychology, 1996, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Normal Diploma, 1966, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Lebanese Baccalaureate II (Math), 1963, Choueifat International School (SABIS), Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology
Education
Women and Gender Studies
Teaching Mathematics
Languages: 
Arabic
English

Work history

Researcher and Gender consultant, 1993 - present.

University professor and advisor, 1996 - 2008, Lebanese University.

Mathematics teacher and coordinator, 1966 - 1996, public schools (secondary levels), Lebanon.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the CEDAW committee of the National Commission for Lebanese Women, 2004 - present.

Member of the National Commission for Lebanese Women, 2002 - present.

Founding Member of the Lebanese Association of Women Researchers (BAHITHAT), 1993 - present.

Coordinator of the monthly Research Discussion Forum of the Lebanese Association of Women Researchers (BAHITHAT), 1993 - 1998, 2007-2008, and 2011-present.

Member of the Executive Board of the Lebanese Association of Women Researchers, 1993 - 2002, 1998-2000, 2008-2010 and 2012-2013.

Member of the CEDAW Official Delegation before the United Nations CEDAW committee, 2005.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2014). Muwatina la 'ountha [A citizen not a female]. Beirut: Dar Al-Saqi.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2012). Al-gandar maza taqulina: al-sha’ i`wal waqi` fi ahwal al-nisa’ [Gender, What was it you said: common knowledge versus the reality of women's state of affairs]. Beirut: Dar Al-Saqi.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2011). Cases of femicide before the Lebanese courts (Abu Rayyan M. Ed.). Beirut: KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2010). Nisa' yuwajihna al-unuf: dirasa maydaniya [Women facing violence: a field study]. Beirut: KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2008). Jara'em qatl al-nisa' amam al-qada' allubnani [Cases of femicide before the Lebanese court]. Beirut: Kafa (Enough) Violence and Exploitation.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2008). Sex education in Lebanon: Between secular and religious discourses. In P. Ilkkaracan (Ed.), Deconstructing sexuality in the Middle East. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2007). Al-roujoula wa taghayyor ahwal al-nisa`: Dirasa mydaniya [Masculinity and changing conditions of women: A field study]. Beirut: Al-Markaz Al-Thakafi Al-Arabi.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (2002). Nisa` wa jam'iyaat: Bayn insaf athat wa khidmat al-ghayr [Women and organizations: Between doing justice to oneself and serving others]. Beirut: An-Nahar Publishing House.
  • Baydoun, A. C. (1998). Sehhat al-nisa`al-nafsiya bayna ahl al-'ilm wa ahl al-din: Dirasa maydaniya fi bayrout al koubra [Mental Health of Lebanese women between men of science and men of religion: A field Study in greater Beirut]. Beirut: Dar al-Jadid.
  • Baydoun, A. C. & Bizri, D. (1998). Al'amal al-ijtima'i wa al-mar`a: Qira`a fi al-dirasat al-'arabiya wa al-loubnaniya) (Dirasa bibliographiya) [Social work and women: a reading into studies on Arab and Lebanese women (A bibliographic study)]. Beirut: Dar al-Jadid.
Major achievements: 
  • Contributing to drafting the official periodic country reports (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th) concerning the implementation of CEDAW in Lebanon, 1998 - present.
  • Board Member of the yearbook BAHITHAT (vols. 1, 6, & 14) published by the Lebanese Association of Women Researchers (BAHITHAT).

Awards and Distinctions

Certificate of Excellence for her scientific research, from 2001 until 2011, in the psychological field (emphasis on women and gender) from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 2012.

Arab Women Organization Award for Social Sciences, 2007.