Representation of young voices and intersectional approaches
In 2013 a remarkable feminist movement was born, when a group of less than 10 passionate young feminists and journalists came together with a common vision: A just world, free from patriarchy. This visionary collective, FEMALE, swiftly emerged as one of the leading grassroots civil feminist nonprofit organizations aiming for change in Lebanon and the SWANA region Motivated by their years of activism, the founders of FEMALE recognized a crucial need for a stronger representation of young voices and intersectional approaches within the feminist movement. They also noticed a concerning misrepresentation of women and girls in media and advertisements, perpetuating harmful stereotypes and objectification.
FEMALE Centers: Safe Haven for those who were Left Behind One of our main objectives is to strengthen the local, national and regional feminist movement. Also, one of our core values is Decentralization, and we practice what we preach. Through our 4 centers in different remote and marginalized areas; Tripoli, Nabatieh, Beirut and Bekaa we provide a safe haven for women, girls, non-binary and marginalized individuals and youth to: meet, network, express themselves, share innovative ideas, learn, plan, develop their skills, access resources, organize, break the unjust restrictions and power dynamics and serve their communities. FEMALE centers serve as vital hubs that provide a safe space for sharing stories, nurturing dreams, and fostering transformation. Inside their doors, resilience and determination permeate the air as women and girls in all their diversities gather to learn, support one another, and ignite change.