AUSW was founded in Lebanon in 2017 by the social activist Nariman el Jamal Ghanem and was officially registered (#2143) as a non-profit, apolitical, socio-economic organization for women & youth empowerment. With a presence mostly all over Lebanon, AUSW has based its headquarters in the capital of North Lebanon, Tripoli city.
How we started:
“Arab Union for Specialized Women” under the Arab Economic Unity Council, was first founded in December of 2015 in a conference held in Cairo with the presence of 17 Arab countries; Lebanon was distinctively represented by 15 elite women coming from various regions of Lebanon.
The purpose of this non-financial umbrella is to connect Arab Communities addressing social justice and equal rights especially the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly women and youth.
The overall objective of the Union is to strengthen Arab cooperation aiming to empower women politically, economically, socially, culturally and scientifically to deepen their engagement and effectiveness in the Lebanese & Arab communities as a key factor to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development.