The Open Library Project

The Open Library Project is an online resource library with readily available reference books, reports, studies, guides and tools, and fact sheets relevant to civil society and civil society organisations’ work in Lebanon.

Dossiers are sub-libraries specific to certain events or themes
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Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
Crisis & Control, (In)Formal Hybrid Security in Lebanon 2016

This report aims to analyse how formal and informal security providers implement their respective social order agendas through a security “assemblage”. It also aims to inform the debate on... [read more]

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
MENA Agenda 1325 Outcome Report 2012: Ending Discrimination and Reinforcing Women's Peace and Security in the MENA Region 2012

In late 2011, WILPF began to develop a programme to enhance the collective capacities of women’s rights organisations to respond to the unprecedented political events in the Middle East and North... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Social & Cultural Development, Anti-Discrimination, Gender
Women's Rights and Gender Equality for Sustainable Development: Discussing the Proposed SDGs within the Context of the Development Problematique in the Arab Region 2015

This paper was prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) as a background paper contributing to the Arab Sustainable Development Report. It focuses on gender equality... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Quality of Life, Policy Interventions, Gender
UNRWA experience in gbv programming: lessons form the first five years 2015

This document provides elements of discussion and pragmatic solutions to challenges in addressing GBV in the context of resistance. It does not provide clear cut answers to all questions, but... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender, Human Rights & Protection
Cooperation out of isolation: the case of migrant domestic workers in Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan 2015

This paper is inspired by examples of domestic workers organizing themselves in different parts of the world through social and solidarity economy enterprises and organizations which have become... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Quality of Life, Migrant Workers, Livelihoods & Labour Rights
For a fee: The business of recruiting Bangladeshi women for domestic work in Jordan and Lebanon 2015

This study aims to shed light on the industry that profits from the recruitment of women from South Asian countries into domestic work employment in the Middle East, with a particular focus on... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Quality of Life, Migrant Workers, Human Rights & Protection
Working with Men to Prevent Violence Against Women: An Overview (Part One) 2004

This paper provides a brief overview of what is known about effective strategies for involving men in violence prevention efforts from the perspective of men who are recipients of anti-violence... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Family Issues, Human Rights & Protection
Working with Gender Based Violence Survivors: Reference Training Manual for Frontline Staff 2012

This resource is a United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reference training manual for frontline staff on how to work with GBV survivors. The... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender, Human Rights & Protection
International Migration Paper 48: Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon 2002

This study, prepared by Dr. Ray Jureidini, identifies practices and patterns that are the key causes for women domestic migrant workers' vulnerability in Bahrain and provide alternative approaches... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Migrant Workers, Gender, Human Rights & Protection
Women and Economic Power in Lebanon: The legal framework and challenges to women's economic empowerment 2010

This paper seeks to explain why women remain marginal in the Lebanese economy. It conducts a thorough review of literature to shed light on the economic, social and legal context to identify... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Training & Capacity Building, Economic Development, Gender