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
Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
Cooperation out of isolation: the case of migrant domestic workers in Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan International Labour Organization 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 International Labour Organization 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) National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women 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 United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 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 International Labour Office Geneva 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 Collective for Research and Training on development – Action (CRTD-A) 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
Transnational Activism in Lebanon's Women's Movement: Between FITNA, FAWDA, and Feminism Lebanese American University 2013

This thesis investigates transnational campaigns from the international and state level to consider the existence of transnational activism in Lebanon’s women’s movement. Lebanon’s women’s... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Social & Cultural Development, Civil Society Development, Gender
Towards Formality: Promoting the Rights of Women and Men Workers in Arab Countries Mediterranean Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute 2009

This paper applies a gender equality and workers’ rights perspective to the study of informal employment in the Arab region. It highlights key outcomes of a joint regional initiative of the... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Quality of Life, Economic Development, Gender
Working Paper 13000: Total Work, Gender and Social Norms The National Bureau of Economic Research 2007

Using time-diary data from 25 countries, the authors demonstrate that there is a negative relationship between real GDP per capita and the female-male difference in total work time per day -- the... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Livelihoods & Labour Rights, Family Issues, Gender
Social Protection for Women Workers in the Informal Economy Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 2006

This article examines various approaches to the development of social protection schemes for informal women workers and issues facing this process. Sections in the article include 1) Introduction... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Legal Issues, Gender, Human Rights & Protection