The Beirut Marathon Association is organizing a women’s race that will take place on May 26, 2013 in Beirut. The race is meant to:

– “Empowering Women” through running
– Portraying a positive and powerful image of Lebanese women, one that negates some of the preconceived stereotypes that the world has of them.
– Providing Women with a chance to compete in confidence
– Raising funds and awareness for causes through running.


This is a good opportunity to shed the light on Women rights in Lebanon in regards to the Nationality Law, Marital Abuse. and so-called honor crimes. Unfortunately though, I don’t see any changes happening anytime soon, at least not with the current government.