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
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
Rural women producers and cooperatives in conflicts settings in the Arab States International Labour Organization 2009

Ongoing violent conflicts accentuate the challenges that women and men face in the rural areas of Iraq, Lebanon, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The potential of cooperatives for sharing risk,... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Gender, Agriculture & Rural Development
Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in middle and low-income countries: a multi-sectoral literature review and analysis World Health Organization (WHO) 2004

This paper reviews what is known about more and less effective—or at least promising—approaches to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Within sectors of justice, health, education, and... [read more]

Policy Interventions, Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender
Non-Discrimination and Reinforcement of Women Peace and Security Agenda in the MENA Region ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality 2012

ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality, in partnership with Women's League for International Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and in collaboration with the United Nations Interim Forces (UNFIL) in... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Safety & Security, Anti-Discrimination, Gender
Learning from experience: A gendered approach for workers in the informal economy International Labour Organization 2000

To help expand the focus of the social protection debate to include the informal sector, particularly women workers, the ILO global programme STEP, "Strategies and Tools against Social Exclusion... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Anti-Discrimination, Livelihoods & Labour Rights, Gender
Has Gender Mainstreaming Failed? A Comment on International Development Agency Experiences in the South International Feminist Journal of Politics 2005

This article addresses the public policy concept of gender mainstreaming and the extent of its efficacy since the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (PfA) and the UN's adoption thereof in 1997. In... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Policy Interventions, Gender
The global economic crisis and migrant workers: Impact and response International Labour Organization 2009

This paper aims to analyse the actual and potential impact of the global crisis on international migrant workers through a focus on four issue-areas. These areas include the employment and... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Gender Equity Network Quality of Life, Migrant Workers, Livelihoods & Labour Rights, Family Issues
Gender equality at the heart of decent work International Labour Organization 2009

This report has three aims: reviewing the ILO’s progress in assisting constituents to achieve gender equality in the world of work; highlighting its current efforts to implement International... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Economic Development, Anti-Discrimination, Gender