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Shifting The Paradigm. Towards inclusive and fair social protection making in Lebanon - تغيير منظومة المفاهيم. نحو أنظمة ضمان اجتماعي شاملة وعادلة في لبنان

The Inclusive Social Security Forum MENA, Institute of Political Science at the Université Saint Joseph, Beirut, and the Centre of Social Sciences Research and Action hosted the full day hybrid event “Shifting The Paradigm. Towards inclusive and fair social protection making in Lebanon” on 18 November 2021. This event was part of the ISSPF Signature Event. The day was divided into 2 panels and a workshop, and moderated by Mr. Adib Nehme (Arab NGO Network for Development).

Making the Case for Universal Social Protection in Lebanon | January, 2022-نحو حماية اجتماعية شاملة في لبنان | كانون الثاني/يناير، ٢٠٢٢

As Lebanon enters its third year of multilayered crises, including socio-economic collapse, the majority of the population is pushed into pauperism and vulnerability amidst an absence of universal social security and protection.

Indeed, prior to the crisis, at least one third of the workforce was already excluded from any form of social protection.

State of Absence, short documentary on social protection in Lebanon amidst compounded crises-غير مدعوم، فيلم وثائقي قصير عن الحماية الإجتماعية في لبنان في ظل تفاقم الأزمات

This short film documents the lived experiences of people residing in Lebanon in 2021, how the current compounded crises have affected them, and how they attempt to adjust to these crises amidst the lack of universal and inclusive social security policies. It follows the stories of Jamileh and Salim, Oum Khaled, Ilatt, and Fatima and their day-to-day struggles in this context.

Possibilities and Challenges: Social Protection and COVID-19 Crisis in Jordan


The social protection system is an indispensable institution that delivers support to disadvantaged groups in any society. It is an essential process that keeps the community viable and has the capacity to bridge social inequalities. A modern social protection system includes removing barriers to high-quality healthcare, income protection (including for informal workers), job protection, and, finally, preventing vulnerable groups from falling into poverty.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Is equity between North and South still possible?

The global supply of COVID-19 vaccines has been controlled by countries with financial and political means, leaving behind most of the world’s developing regions, including the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Almost 75 percent of the approximately 5 billion vaccine doses administered globally have been used by just 10 countries.[1]


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