In this Pride of the Nation podcast series on women in Arab militaries, hosts Alia Brahimi and Doaa Elnakhala discuss gender mainstreaming efforts within the Lebanese and Jordanian armed forces. In the first podcast, on the Lebanese military, their guests include Brigadier General Youssef Haddad, one of the first Lebanese commanders to deploy female personnel to frontline units, and Colonel Marwa Saoud, who heads the armed forces’ Gender Department. 


In the second podcast, Brahimi and Elnakhala speak to Colonel Maha al-Nasser, who leads Jordan’s Directorate of Military Women’s Affairs.

The Pride of the Nation podcast series comes under Carnegie’s project on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS), and was made possible by a grant from the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.