The Lebanese Council for Women (LCW) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1952. Many prominent early Lebanese activists for women's rights and social reformers became involved in a number of social and moral reform campaigns in the early 20th century. This led most directly to the organized campaign for ensuring women their voting and employment rights.
In 1952 a number of Lebanese feminists and leaders of the campaign for women's rights met and agreed to unify their efforts in an association. The aim: to lead and give direction to the Lebanese feminist movement.
They formed the Assembly of Lebanese Women's Associations (later known as The Lebanese Council of Women) by merging the Lebanese Arab Women's Union (instituted in 1929) and the Lebanese Women's Association (instituted in 1947).