This policy brief analyses the socio-political implications of the so-called October policies, and suggests legislative, political, and practical measures to improve the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It also aims to inform policy formulation regarding Syrian refugees from a human rights-based perspective, while discussing modalities for enhanced programming at the civil society level.
Policies & Interventions
The purpose of this policy brief is to inform policy formulation on local level security provision and refugee protection, and to propose modalities for upgrading the sys- tems of the Lebanese security institutions in a way that strengthens protection of the Lebanese communities and the Syrian refugees they host.
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 network of interaction between local and national level conflict dynamics. It provides an overview of key actors relevant to addressing intercommunal conflict and draws some programming implications, for both conflict sensitivity of current programming and further opportunities for conflict transformation.
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 barely existed, CSOs are now involved in (i) relief and recovery, (ii) peacebuilding, peacemaking and peacekeeping, and (iii) advocacy, evidence gathering, media and monitoring. The international community is doing a lot to support Syrian CSOs. This paper benchmarks the Syrian CSO community and the international community’s engagement with Syrian CSOs against best practices.
ان كتاب "الدليل إلى معرفة أحوال المرأة" الصادر عام 2010،هو ثمرة للتعاون القائم بين الهيئة الوطنية لشؤون المرأة اللبنانية وصندوق الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي للمرأة ، في إطار البرنامج الإقليمي لدعم الحقوق الإنسانية للمرأة UNIFEM في مناطق المغرب والمشرق. وهو يرمي في الأساس إلى رسم الأطر التي يمكن من خلالها التعرّف على أحوال المرأة في مجالات عدّة في بلادنا، فالقاعدة المعرفيّة الموضوعيّة حول قضايا المرأة تشكّل الأساس الذي يمكن الإنطلاق منه لرفع مستوى الإدراك العام لأهميّة هذه القضايا ولرسم الاستراتيجيات الفعالة لمناصرتها.
This briefing note presents facts about violence against women (VAW) and discusses the repercussions that it has on development. In addition, this briefing note points to the insufficient mechanisms for eliminating VAW that existed at the time it was published and puts forth suggestions to eliminate VAW beyond the 2015 development agenda.
“Moukhtar” booklet provides guidelines for municipality leaders and mayors, on how to effectively implement practices and procedures that would benefit the local community, whether in regular daily activities or in conflict situations.
Following the Nahr EL Bared War, LPDC launched in 2008 a workshop mapping the recovery and development initiatives in the camp's area. They followed up in 2009 with another workshop reviewing the development projects that took place in the NBC area. Documents in this package include: - "CDR projects in the region of NBC": in Arabic. Goes over Lebanon's CDR (Council for Development and Reconstruction) planned and ongoing projects in the areas of transportation, water and sanitation, education, health and local development.
Following the Nahr EL Bared War, LPDC launched in 2008 a workshop mapping the recovery and development initiatives in the camp's area. Documents in this package include: - "Handout LPDC workshop on NBC": Project summary sheet of rehabilitation of sanitation system in North Lebanon. Done in collaboration with the German Government through KfW Entwicklungsbank. Overall programme goal is to quickly improve the living conditions of the Lebanese population and the Palestinian refugees in the project area.