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Civil Society Review issue 2 - Lebanese, refugee, and migrant women in Lebanon: From sociopolitical marginality to turnaround strategies (preview)

While women’s issues and rights have been at the forefront of public and civil society debate, academic, and activist publications, women’s inequalities and the discrimination women face in Lebanon have been notably undermined, whether as citizens, refugees, or migrants. However, if the publicising of the “issue of women in Lebanon” has prompted the production of more “gender-related” information and knowledge, it has oftentimes adopted the rhetoric of denunciation and victimisation.

Civil Society Review issue 1 - Revisiting Inequalities in Lebanon: the case of the "Syrian refugee crisis" and gender dynamics

The objective of the Civil Society Review is to bring civil society practitioners, experts, activists, and researchers together to develop knowledge, as well as to innovate new tools and practices so as to strengthen Lebanon’s civil society and its voice. The Civil Society Review produces evidence-based research and analysis and disseminates findings and recommendations to promote civic engagement, shape policies, and stimulate debate within civil society spheres in Lebanon.

اللاجئون والأشخاص النازحون داخليا بين حقوق الانسان والواقع

هذا هو العدد 21 من "موارد"، المجلة المتخصصة بالتربية على حقوق الانسان، التي يصدرها المكتب الإقليمي للشرق الأوسط و شمال أفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية في بيروت. نخصص هذا العدد لموضوع اللاجئين والأشخاص النازحين داخليا، ويوفر العدد في هذا السياق مجموعة واسعة من الموارد.

63% Favor A Temporary Military Takeover and A Referendum on Lebanon's Identity

The Lebanese people are divided behind their zu'ama (leaders), who always disagree over national and critical matters in order to protect their status and interests. Recently, some politicians called for the need to hold a referendum on the presidential elections and other issues as a means to resolve the current political deadlock.

Numbers for The Lebanese Memory

Parliamentary elections of 2009 and the year 2008 in review. The evenings of tuesday and Wednesday, April 7/8 marked the last day to register as a candidate for the Lebanese Parliamentary Elections scheduled on Sunday June 7, 2009. The first candidate to register was Ali Badri Dandash (Shia'a seats allocated to Baalbak and Hermel district) and the last candidate was Mazhar Muhamad Osman (Sunniseats allocated to Minieh and Daniya district). The total number of candidates is 702.

14% of Lebanese Read Books 41% of Lebanese Ready To Use Arms

Events and experiences over the past years have confirmed that Lebanon is not a "country" in the legal and political context of the term but an "agreement" between 18 confessions to live on one land and find an appropriate framework (the state) to deal with their differences. If they respect this agreement, peace and prosperity are established; but if they fail to comply with it, wars and crises erupt. Understanding Lebanon's different confessions is a necessity to get to know the country's reality with its wars, conflicts and accords.

The Meltdown: 135,000 Lebanese Youths Towards Emigration!

In the previous issue, Information International surveyed the opinion of the Lebanes on various issues, namely their political belonging, their position toward Hizbullah's arms and rearmament of political parties, their most preferred candidates for presidency and premiership, as well as the party behind assassinations and explosions. In this article, Ii Monthly presents the opinions of the Lebanese about foreign ambassadors' role in internal affairs, their most favorite za'im, emigration and many other issues.

Good Morning Gaza - Islamic Relief Response

Months after the war, the Gaza Strip remains a disaster zone. Families are in despair, as hundresds of them had their homes totally destroyed and do not have proper shelter to endure Gaza's conditions. Gazans also continue to face difficulty obtaining food due to shortages and wide-spread poverty. The health situation has shown no big improvement either, as lack of supplies and medicines continue to plague the coastal strip.

Global Education Digest 2010 - Comparing Education Statistics Across the World

This edition of the Global Education Digest (GED) explores the changing patterns in gender and schooling throughout the formal education system – from primary to tertiary education levels. The analysis draws on data that are presented in the GED Statistical Tables as well as from a wide range of education data from other cross-nationally comparable sources, including assessments of learning achievement and household surveys.

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