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
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
Supporting Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Lebanon - Research Brief United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) 2016

This brief is one in a three-part research series produced by... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Economic Development, Gender
A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon towards Gender Mainstreaming (En-Ar) Lebanon Support 2017
This Gender Manual is a practical guide for civil society organisations in Lebanon that wish to enhance gender equity in their practices and policies. Far from being exhaustive, this manual... [read more]
Gender Equity Network Civil Society Development, Gender
Local and Regional Entanglements: The Social Stability Context in Sahel Akkar United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 2016

This report introduces the conflict context in the Sahel Akkar area, the Lebanese most northern coastal area bordering Syria. Sahel Akkar is predominantly agricultural, with Muslim Sunni and... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Human Rights & Protection
An Urban Suburb with the Capacities of a Village: The Social Stability Context in the Coastal Chouf Area United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 2017

This report introduces the conflict context in the coastal Chouf area, a semi-urban area connecting the capital Beirut to Sidon in the south, the country’s third largest city. The area is largely... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Human Rights & Protection
Barriers to Education for Female and Male Syrian Youth in Shatila and Bourj Al Barajneh Basmeh & Zeitooneh 2017

This report aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the barriers to education faced by Syrian youth, using both... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Education
Strategy Development for a Mental Health and Psychological support Knowledge Hub Lebanon Support, Arab Resource Collective (ARC) 2016

The objective of the report is to identify the psychosocial impact and needs of humanitarian actors working with refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, North Iraq and Palestine. The research... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Civil Society Observatory Refugees, Mental Health & Psychosocial