This year's activities were characterized by an explicit and open support from the government of post-war Lebanon, notably by Mr. Elias Hrawi, the President of the Republic himself. Could this mean a serious effort and intention to implement changes for equality and improve the conditions of women in Lebanon? (who admittedly is one of the most progressive countries in the Arab East). Or is it another series of scholastic panels. The first lady seems earnest and sincere in her claims and efforts we hope the rest of the Government is as sincere.and willing to cooperate!