Female-headed Households Workshop Report: Lebanon

The Gender Equity and Health: Role of Female-Headed Households workshop was held on January 7-9, 2020 at the American University of Beirut. This workshop is part of the larger project: Intersectional Analysis of Gender and Health of Female-Headed Households on Low-and-Middle income Countries.

The objectives of the workshop were:

  1. To raise visibility of households headed by females, an understudied aspect of gender equity;
  2. To gain a greater understanding of the circumstances of female-headed households (FHH) in the MENA region including the health correlates of female headship of households;
  3. To quantify the proportion of such households in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the MENA region;
  4. To compare the health of women and children living in households headed by men and those headed by women.

Collaborating Partners:

  • International Center for Equity in Health (ICEH) in Pelotas
  • The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Dakar, Senegal
  • American University of Beirut (AUB) in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Funded by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Click here for the workshop analysis