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
Against Wind and Tides: A Review of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region United Nations 2016

This study was undertaken by the Center for Women (ECW) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in the context of a regional programme to review progress... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Gender, Human Rights & Protection
Local engagement with armed groups in the midst of violence Conciliation Resources 2015

This second Accord Insight looks at how local actors organise to enter into dialogue with armed groups and challenge their use of violence. Case studies from Syria, Colombia, northern Uganda and... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution
The balance-sheet of conflict: criminal revenues and warlords in Syria 2015

The conflict in Syria is forging new forms of territorial control, and a political economy that is not unlike the patronage system that was previously fostered by the ruling Ba’ath party. As a... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution
The Syrian crisis and its impact on Lebanon – A conflict analysis 2015

The present report analyses the impact of the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis on Lebanon and Lebanese host communities. This brief analysis presents the main conflict issues and trends, and the... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Relief Services, Refugees
A Step towards Justice: Current accountability options for crimes under international law committed in Syria 2016

This report aims to evaluate current accountability options by looking at the feasibility and potential impacts of each option. Analysis of the existing options helps shed light on whether it may... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution
Accountability for Crimes in Syria: Lessons Learned from the Field of International Justice 2016

This document is an adaption of a speech delivered on May 12, 2015 at the launch of a report by the Syrian Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC) entitled ”A Step Towards Justice: Current... [read more]

Policy Interventions, Conflict Resolution
Syrian medical NGOs in the crisis: realities, perspectives and challenges Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre 2016

Syrian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were literally born during the current crisis, in response to various issues stemming from it. These NGOs are faced by various challenges, including... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
How can the international community engage better with Syrian civil society organizations during the civil war? 2016

Since the start of the revolution in Syria, the number and activities of Syrian civil society organisations (CSOs) have multiplied extraordinarily. Whereas before the revolution civil society... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing For Peace 2016

Local actors experience conflicts first hand. Therefore, they have an intimate understanding of what conflict dynamics need to be addressed in order to build sustainable peace. This also holds... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Report of the Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit United Nations 2016

The United Nations Secretary-General has called for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit: to reaffirm our commitment to humanity and chart a course for change. The Secretary-General’s Agenda... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Relief Services, Human Rights & Protection