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
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
The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA) 2017

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Quality of Life, Anti-Discrimination, Gender
Review of Gender-Based Violence Research in Lebanon United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2010

Around the world, gender-based violence (GBV) reflects and reinforces inequalities between men and women. It is entrenched by power relations and control, cultures of silence and denial, political... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender
Unequal and Unprotected: Women's Rights Under Lebanese Personal Status Law Human Rights Watch (HRW) 2015

Lebanon does not have a civil code regulating personal status matters. Instead, there are 15 separate personal status laws for the country’s different recognized religious communities including... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Legal Issues, Gender
Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics International Alert 2011

Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Youth, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Gender