The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) strives to ensure equality between women and men in all aspects. The gender equality issue is an important issue, as it is directly related to the respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights set forth in the various international conventions signed and ratified by the Lebanese government.
The NCLW is an official body, established in 1998 and is directly affiliated to the Council of Ministers.
As a national platform, NCLW works on enhancing the status of women and ensuring equal opportunities between men and women. NCLW acts as the consultative body of the government and of national councils and institutions on all issues related to the status of women including gender-based issues.