Last month, Lebanese government officials decided once again to exclude the quota system which urges equal representation of women in parliament.
The quota system would have guaranteed a minimum of 30 percent of the seats in parliament for women so they could play an active role in political decision-making.
Currently, women in Lebanon account for 3.1 percent of the deputies in parliament - four out of 128 seats - and 3 percent of the ministers in the Council of Ministers. That's compared to a global average of 22 percent of parliamentarians who are women.
Failure to implement the quota signifies a recurring theme in Lebanon where women's rights are often marginalised. So why has the system failed once again to implement the legislation and examine other legal areas - rape, citizenship and the welfare of women for starters - where women have yet to gain equals rights?
Only once we define the problems can we find viable and sustainable answers."
Read article by Joana Aziz from Middle East Eye.