Giving Compass' Take:

• Lebanon has just appointed Raya al-Hassan as the Arab world's first female interior minister and her appointment is key to achieving gender equality and representation in government.

• How can other Arab countries get inspired from this and appoint other women representatives? How can donors drive gender equality in countries that have been known to oppress women?

• If you want to read about our gender equality guide, click here. 


Raya al-Hassan is determined to make women in politics the norm.

She is one of four recently appointed women cabinet members in the country who are shaking up the new government and bringing the nation’s politics closer to achieving gender equality.

“This is a point of pride for all women and all the people who believe in women’s capabilities”

The interior minister typically oversees national security, immigration policies, and emergency management — and in Lebanon, the position has always been occupied by a man.

Read the full article on Lebanon appointing first female interior minister by Leah Rodriguez at Global Citizen