Papers
Title Author(s) Publishing Date Summary Keywords Dossier
Revisiting Vulnerability in a Slum of Beirut: when Citizenship Disempowers Estella Carpi July, 2015

While refugee and migrant workers’ poverties have become the only external interpretative lens to explore vulnerability in Lebanon, a kind of urban poverty, which is neither connected to the political violence of regional wars nor to the flawed refugee regime, will be investigated through ethnographic methods.

Chronic Neglect, Poverty, vulnerability, Citizenship, Political Loyalty, Identity Politics Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project
التيارات النسوية في لبنان: بعد الولاء للوطن، هل سينتفض الجسد خلال "الربيع العربي"؟ (En-Ar) Bernadette Daou June, 2015

يستكشف هذا البحث الموجات المختلفة للحركة النسوية في لبنان منذ خمسينات القرن العشرين وتشكيل الدولة القومية، مروراً بصعود "اليسار الجديد" في السبعينات، وانشقاقات يسار ما بعد الحرب الأهلية وعولمة القضية النسوية في التسعينات، وأخيراً، صعود "القضايا الجديدة" المرتبطة بالحقوق الجسدية التي تطوّرت ضمن الحركة المناهضة للإمبريالية وحركة العولمة البديلة في أوائل الألفية الثانية، والتي تستمر في سياق الثورات التي تشهدها المنطقة. كما يدرس البحث علاقة تلك "الموجات" بالنظام الأبوي اللبناني، فضلاً عن إعادة تشكيل و/أو تجديد الحركات الناشئة في ضوء الحراك الثوري.

Women's Movement, Social Movements, Arab World, Feminist Gender Equity Network
Local forms of relief during the July war in 2006 and international humanitarian interventions: Implications on community preparedness for war and conflict Lamia Moghnieh June, 2015

This study looks into the forms of relief provided by grassroots collective, Samidoun, during the July 2006 war on Lebanon, focusing on the expertise and transformative spaces such groups produce. It argues that a total reliance on professionalization and NGO-ization in aid provision can prevent the emergence of civil resistance forms of relief.

Local Forms of Relief; Contextualizing Aid; Samidoun; Professionalization; War & Crisis; International NGOs The July, 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon, Civil Society Observatory
"الرجولة في خطر": منظمات الحقوق الجنسية والدولة الرجولية في لبنان (En-Ar) Ghassan Makarem, Anthony Rizk June, 2015

تسعى هذه الورقة لاستكشاف حجّة "الرجولة في خطر" باعتبارها أزمة محورية تمر بها الدولة القومية حالياً، انطلاقاً من الأدبيات حول الرجولة المهيمنة ومسألة القومية وبناء الدولة-الأمة "الرجولية".

Masculinity & Patriarchy, Feminism, LGBT Movement Gender Equity Network
Between Fitna, Fawda, and Feminism: Implications of Religious Institutions on Lebanon’s Women’s Movement Sandy S. el-Hage February, 2015

This paper seeks to reflect on women's organizations in Lebanon. While women’s advocacy groups seemed to be gaining momentum in mobilization, acheiving reform is more problematic. In this vein, this paper attempts to problematize the complex relation between the sectarian regime in Lebanon as an agent of social control and the women’s movement.

Lebanon, Transnational Activism, Governance, Political Reforms, Women's Movement, Feminism, Religious Institutions Gender Equity Network
Are Sexual Dissidence and Gender Activism Necessarily Linked? Notes from the field on the body Sabiha Allouche January, 2015

This paper seeks to show the links between sexual dissidence and gender activism in the context of post-war Lebanon. It goes through feminist theory on embodiment in an attempt to understand the relevance of lived experience in the context of gender activism in post-war Lebanon.

Gender Activism, Sexuality, Sex, Dissidence, Political Apathy Gender Equity Network
Transwomen’s Navigation of Arrest and Detention In Beirut: A Case Study (En-Ar) Ahmad J. Saleh, Adriana A. Qubaia January, 2015

This study looks into the detention and arrest of transwomen, viewing them as processes that define and re-enable gender- and body-policing rather than endpoints or markers of discrimination in themselves. Based on informal interviews, the paper argues that transwomen are more likely to be subjected to longer detention spans due to a system of detention and criminalization that breaks existing community ties and makes it difficult for transwomen to navigate their detention and release processes.

Legal Issues, Gender, Sexuality, Sex Work, Police & Security Institutions, Police Brutality, Trans, Criminalization Gender Equity Network
Humanitarian therapeutics of war and the politics of trauma and violence in Lebanon Lamia Moghnieh January, 2015

This paper focuses on the July 2006 war on Lebanon and the humanitarian trouble in locating trauma, arguing that trauma takes many material, political and ideological values for different stakeholders and communities in Lebanon. This multi-faceted meaning of trauma in Lebanon, sometimes intersecting, other times clashing, provides us with an understanding of the contemporary politics of suffering from violence in Lebanon.

Politics of Trauma, Humanitarian Psychology, Lebanon, July 2006 War, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Israel The July, 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon, Civil Society Observatory
Gender politics in Lebanon and the limits of legal reformism (En-Ar) Riwa Salameh September, 2014

This paper examines the status of women in Lebanon in terms of their participation in politics and decision-making processes as well as their socio-economic conditions, and it offers a review of some the recent strategies adopted to enhance women’s status in Lebanon while highlighting their limits in the particular Lebanese socio-political context.

Gender Equality, Women Organizations, Personal Status Law, Lebanese Sectarian System, Religious Institutions, Legal Reformism Gender Equity Network
Challenges of aid coordination in a complex crisis: An overview of funding policies and conditions regarding aid provision to Syrian refugees in Lebanon Dalya Mitri May, 2014

This paper examines the existing funding structures and policies towards aid provision to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, it looks into institutional and operational differences of donor states and communities and their impact on the management of the crisis.

Syrian Refugees, funding policies, non-traditional aid actors, politicization of humanitarian aid, Coordination in Complex Emergencies Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Civil Society Observatory

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