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
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
Trapped: Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon Insan Association 2016

The right to freedom of movement forms one of the cornerstones of the international human rights regime and the Lebanese legal system. It is a right that everyone ought to enjoy regardless of race... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Migrant Workers, Human Rights & Protection
Trafficking of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon: A Legal Analysis KAFA (Enough Violence and Exploitation) 2011

Human trafficking and its link to migrant domestic labor in Lebanon is a complex, sensitive, and challenging issue. It raises numerous questions and demands further exploration. Under... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Migrant Workers, Human Rights & Protection
Gender Profile: Lebanon Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World 2016

Women in Lebanon face discrimination at many levels, from social conservatism to inadequate public policies. The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) was formed in 1998 to promote women’s... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Gender
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Under “The Bill for the Protection of Women and Family Members Against Domestic Violence” Al-Raida 2014

Violence against women is directly linked to the historic discrimination against them. It is an expression of the gendered imbalance of power that has resulted in a gap intensified by the existing... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender