Researcher in the following fields: women's rights, social sciences and political sciences.
Expert in human rights and gender mainstreaming in international agencies such as ESCWA, UNDP, UNIFEM, and UNESCO.
Vice President, 1994 - present, National Committee for the Follow up of Women's Issues.
Professor, 1981 - present, Institute of Social Sciences, Lebanese University.
Associate Researcher, 1983 - 2000, Third World Forum.
Editor in Chief, 1992 -1994, The Arab Thought Journal.
Director of Research, 1980 - 1993, Arab Development Institute.
Director General, 1983 - 1993, Arab Development Institute.
Founding Member of the Lebanese Women Network, 2004 - present.
Member of the Editorial Board of IDAFAT Journal of the Arabic Association of Sociology, 2003 - present.
Secretary General of the Arab Sociological Association, 2002 - 2008.
Member of the Editorial Board of Bulletin:Kadaya, 2002 - present.
Member of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO, 1994 - 1997.
Member of the National Commission of Women for the 5th Conference on Women in Beijing, 1994 - 1995.
Founding Member of the National Committee for the Follow up of Women's Issues, 1994 - present.
Member of the Council of the United Nations Institute for Research on Social Development (UNRISD) (Geneva), 1991 - 1997.