This notion prevails in rural regions of Lebanon where women participate in peasant work.However, it is noticed that the percentage of women working in the labor force has increased.Although women in Lebanon have their own organizations, most exist as subordinate branches of the political parties.
There is an extreme lack of women in elected and appointed political positions.
To combat the low rate of women's participation in politics and government, the Lebanese Women's Council (LWC) planned a conference in 1998.
Women gained the right to vote halfway into the 20th century, thirty years after American women suffragists gained the right in the United States.
Though the women of Lebanon garnered their right to vote fairly early on, there is still a huge lack of them in Lebanon’s political sphere.
Women had to have documents that could prove that they had received at least an elementary level education.