Apr . 2019


23.April.2019 BLC Bank tags: A Step Towards Equality

Ms. Abir Chebaro is the Advisor to the President of the Council of Ministers on Women’s Affairs & Vice President of the National Commission for Lebanese Women

She is a feminist activist who has been advocating for women’s rights for over a decade. She was appointed as Gender Advisor to the President of the Council of Ministers since 2016. She also serves as Vice President of the National Commission for Lebanese Women as appointed by the President of the Republic since May 2017. Throughout her work with the government, she also served as Advisor to the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs from December 2016 to February 2019. As Gender Expert with UNDP, she led many task forces mainly, the development of the “National Gender Equality Strategy” and “the National Roadmap for Women’s Political Empowerment”, adopted by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the “National Plan for Women’s Economic Empowerment” adopted by the government, to be executed under the Mashreq Gender Facility where Abir serves as National Coordinator. She is a member of several governmental missions and committees, and serves on the board of academic projects. She was selected by OECD as a member of the Competitiveness Platform for Women Economic Empowerment for MENA region. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from AUB with Excellent mention.

She will be taking a "A Step Towards Equality" by participating in "Fight for Equal Pay Today" pannel! Book your seat now!


For every dollar a man earns, on average a woman is paid 25 cents. Based on today’s rate of progress, it will take 202 years for the pay gap to close, according to the World Economic Forum.
In this opening panel senior players from the public and private sector will have an open discussion around the pay gap in institutions. Men and women should have the same economic opportunities all around the world, but despite progress, protests and legislation, there is a persistent gap between what men and women are paid. Panelists will tackle 1) The pay gap situation in Lebanon with insights from the public and private sector, 2) the reasons behind the existence of a persistent pay gap 3) The policies, steps and measures to be taken to bridge this gap in less than 202 years.

By WE Initiative