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
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
Dissecting Lebanese Law 293 on Domestic Violence: Are Women Protected? Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs 2017

This Policy Brief is based on research that explored the process of establishing and implementing Law... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Legal Issues, Gender
Gender, Security and SSR in Lebanon International Alert 2014

This report examines the role of gender in Lebanese security perceptions, Lebanese... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Safety & Security, Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender
School-Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV) in Lebanon United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 2012

It is well known that the cultural norms and the patriarchal society in Lebanon contribute to encouraging discrimination and any form of violence against women and children. More specifically, GBV... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Education, Gender
Gendering State–Citizen Relations in Lebanon: The Case of the Family Violence Bill 2014 International Alert 2016

This report examines the nature of interaction and engagement between Lebanese citizens... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Family Issues, Gender
Attitudes towards Domestic Violence in Lebanon: A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Practitioners British Journal of General Practice 2014

In most Arab countries, family matters including Domestic Violence continue to be handled by religious courts as civil legislation does not criminalise acts of violence within the family... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Migrant Workers, Gender, Health
Examining Sexual Harassment Draft Laws in Lebanon: Women's Equal Right to Public Space Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs 2018

In light of recent proposals for legislation againsts sexual harassment (SH) in Lebanon,... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Legal Issues, Gender