Linda Matar

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Personal information

Title: 
President of a NGO

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
lindamatar@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
League of Lebanese Women's Rights
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 817820
Fax: 
961 1 817820
Mobile phone: 
961 3 398632
Work email address: 
llwr@terra.net.lb

Education

Lebanese Baccalaureate, Deir An-Nasra School.

Areas of Expertise

Activism
Establishing and Managing a Non-Governmental Organization
Lobbying
Women's Rights
Languages: 
Arabic
French

Work history

President, 1978 - present, League of Lebanese Women's Rights.

Coordinator, regional office of the Women International Democratic Federation.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the board of the Women International Democratic Federation.

President of the Lebanese Council of Women, 1996 - 2000.

Former member of the Social Economic Council in Lebanon.

Member of the Lebanese League of Women's Rights, 1953 - present.

Productions

Major achievements: 
  • Lobbying for more than 40 years for amending laws that discriminate against women, and co-founding many of the women's non-governmental organizations in Lebanon.
  • Running for parliamentary elections in 1996 & 2000.
  • Nominated in 1995 by the French magazine Marie Claire as one of the 100 women who move the world.
  • Attending nearly 60 Arab and regional conference, including United Nations conferences in Mexico, Copenhagen, Nairobi, and Beijing.
  • Attending a number of the preparatory meetings for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in her capacity as an expert in women's issues.
  • Authoring many newspaper articles and columns on women's issues, gender equality and democracy.

Awards and Distinctions

Distinctions: 

Honored by Sheikha Fatima Bent Moubarak, 2002.

Honored by many civil society organizations, namely the Cultural Movement of Antelias and Lebanese Council of Women.

National Cedars Medal, Knight rank, 1998.

Pioneer of the Women's Movement in the Arab region, 2002.