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
Fleeing the Violence in Syria: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 2012

MSF’s objective in carrying out this study was to better understand the conditions facing Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. With the aim of adapting the organisation’s response to the evolving... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Health
Education of Syrian Refugee Children: Managing the Crisis in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan RAND Corporation 2015
This scoping study is intended to contribute to the ongoing policy discussions among governments, donors, and United Nations agencies about the education of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey,... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Education
Agonizing choices: Syrian refugees in need of health care in Lebanon Amnesty International 2014

This report focuses on the consequences for Syrian refugees in Lebanon of not being able to access... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Health
Pushed to the edge: Syrian refugees face increased restrictions in Lebanon Amnesty International 2015
In May 2015, the Lebanese authorities instructed UNHCR to temporarily suspend registration of Syrian refugees, including individuals already in the country and new arrivals. The authorities... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Legal Issues, Human Rights & Protection
I want a safe place: Refugee women from Syria uprooted and unprotected in Lebanon Amnesty International 2016
Syrian refugee women and Palestinian refugee women from Syria face risks of serious human rights violations and abuses in Lebanon, including gender-based violence and exploitation. Those who are... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Gender, Human Rights & Protection
HELEM: A Case Study of the First Legal, Above-Ground LGBT Organisation in the MENA Region World Health Organization (WHO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 2008
Helem is the first and only above-ground LGBT organisation in the MENA region. Founded in 2004 and based in Beirut, Lebanon, Helem is a rights-based organisation that focuses on advocating and... [read more]
Gender Equity Network LGBT & Sexual Rights, Human Rights & Protection
Images MENA: A study by A Qualitative Study on War, Masculinities, and Gender Relations with Lebanese and Syrian Refugee Men and Women ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality 2017

Only a handful of studies in Lebanon have shed light on the changing gendered dynamics within the refugee families by comparing gender roles, expectations, and practices before and after... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Quality of Life, Gender
Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Lebanon: 23rd Session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council The A Project, Center for Reproductive Rights, Sexual Rights Initiative 2015

This report is submitted by: the A project (1), the Center for Reproductive Rights (2), and the... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender, Human Rights & Protection
Exploring the Demand for Prostitution: What Male Buyers Say about their Motives, Practices and Perceptions KAFA (Enough Violence and Exploitation) 2014

The following study is a first attempt to explore and better understand the demand side in... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Gender
Regional Seminar on Child Marriage during Democratic Transition and Armed Conflicts ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality 2015

This booklet comprises of the presentations and papers that were presented and discussed during the... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Child Rights, LGBT & Sexual Rights, Family Issues