About Madanyat

Madanyat is a Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization, registered in March 2019 under the number 2389, aiming to respond effectively to the social change occurring in the country, believing that a diversity of voices will lead to a fairer more inclusive and democratic society.
The NGO's objectives are:
  • Actively contribute to reaching gender equality in all designated and elected bodies.
  • Bring together women, youth and men from all around the country willing to work for political, economic, cultural and social justice for all.
  • Advocate a new vision where politics is accessible to women and youth by working with all political parties, prompting electoral and other changes and raising awareness about the impact of women’s under-representation.
  • Spread art and culture as a vector of social cohesion, diversity and human rights.
Madanyat was created following the redirection of Women in Front, an NGO of which Nada Saleh Anid was a co-founder and whose aim to increase women’s participation in public and political life.

About The Founder

Nada SALEH ANID, Madanyat’s founder, has been working on more than 25 programs all over the country designed to increase the number of women entering the political arena throughout reformed policies, lobbying, capacity building workshops and awareness campaigns. She has also contributed to enhancing the presence of expert women in the media with the organization of programs, talk shows, and debates. Therefore, Madanyat can rely on a network of 600 persons who took part in at least one of the NGO’s projects and who are still engaged in advocacy and civil society activism.