Fahima Charafeldine

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Personal information

Title: 
Independent Consultant, Researcher

Contact information (work)

Fax: 
961 5 950209 & 961 1 366238
Work email address: 
fahima@cfuwi.org

Education

Doctorate degree, Philosophy, 1993, University of Paris, France.
Doctorate degree, Political Philosophy, 1981, University of Paris, France.
Master’s degree, Philosophy of Politics, 1979, University of Paris, France.
Master’s degree, Philosophy, 1978, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
Bachelor degree, Philosophy, 1970, Lebanese University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Gender
Philosophy
Research in Social Sciences
Research about Arab and Lebanese Women
Women's Rights
Languages: 
French
Arabic

Work history

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.

Honorary office and memberships

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.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Charafeldine, F. (2009). Mawqa' Al-mar`a fi hal anizaat [The role of women in conflict resolution]. [Unpublished manuscript]. Beirut: Women's Center, ESCWA.
  • Charafeldine, F. (2009). The situation of Lebanese women married to non-Lebanese. Beirut: United Nations Development Programme.
  • Charafeldine, F. (2008). Athar al-baramej wannashataat al mouta'alliqa bi houqouq al insan 'ala al-thaqafa fi loubnan [The impact of programs and activities of human rights on the Lebanese culture]. [Unpublished manuscript]. Beirut: Lebanese University.
  • Charafeldine, F. & Kabbara Chaarani, A. (2008). Attamyeez fi kotob al qira`a al-Arabiya wattarbiya al-wataniyya wattanshi`a al-madaniya fi al-marhala al-moutawassita fi Loubnan - Mouqaraba jandariyya [Discrimination against women in the intermediate Arabic reading and national and civic eduction textbooks - a gender based approach]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues.
  • Charafeldine, F. (2008). Alaam annisa` wa ahzanihinna: Al-'ounf azzawji fi loubnan [The pain and sorrow of women: Domestic violence in Lebanon]. Beirut: Dar al-Farabi.
  • Charafeldine, F. (2008). Tarikh al-haraka annisa`iya al-'arabiya: Dirasa istitla'iya [History of the Arab women's movement: A survey]. [Unpublished study]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues.
  • Charafeldine, F. (2008). Qira`a fi tarikh al-haraka annisa`iya allubnaniya [Reading into the Lebanese women's movement]. Unpublished study]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues.
  • Charafeldine, F. & Kabbara Chaarani, A. (2006). Attamyeez fi kotob al qira`a al-Arabiya wattarbiya al-wataniyya wattanshi`a al-madaniya fi al-marhala al-ibtida'iya fi loubnan - Mouqaraba jandariyya [Discrimination against women in the elementary Arabic reading and national and civic eduction textbooks - a gender based approach]. Beirut: National Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues.
Major achievements: 
  • Contributed to the drafting of the first, second, and third shadow report on the implementation of the CEDAW convention in Lebanon, prepared by the Committee for the Follow-up on Women's Issues (CFUWI) in 1999, 2004 and 2008 respectively.