Founder and Honorary Chairwoman of the Rene Moawad Foundation.
Founding Member of the Kornet Chehwane and the Democratic Forum.
Nayla Moawad is a Lebanese politician. Within Lebanon, she is a high-profile politician in her own right, having served as a member of the National Assembly since 1991. Following her reelection in June 2005, she was appointed to the Cabinet as Minister for Social Affairs. She has been one of the pillars in her country for the fight for human rights, rule of law, freedom of expression, social justice and good governance. She campaigned strongly for women’s and children’s rights and has opposed political corruption.
Moawad is an avid campaigner for political reforms and for the building of a modern, democratic, and sovereign nation state. As a member of the National Assembly, Moawad represented the Zgharta-Tripoli constituency in northern Lebanon. She has served on numerous parliamentary committees, specializing in such diverse fields as finance, children’s rights, and education. She has passed important legislations affecting children's lives such as as the law increasing the age of working children from eight to fourteen years, and establishing free compulsory basic education in Lebanon. She is the founder and Honorary Chairwoman of the Rene Moawad Foundation and also is a founding member of many political groups like Kornet Chehwane and the Democratic Forum.
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