Title Author(s) Publishing Date Summary Keywords Dossier
"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
The international aid community and local actors: Experiences and testimonies from the ground Leila Zakharia, Sonya Knox May, 2014

This report critically examines, through the voices of local actors, the existing humanitarian structures setup by the UN system and international NGOs supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It also offers a quick insight and reflection on existing local experiences and best practices in humanitarian aid, and on how to best serve the needs of the Syrian refugee community as well as the host community.

Syrian Refugees, Emergency relief, UN relief mechanisms, International humanitarian community, Local Civil Society, Community-based organizations, Community empowerment Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
The Everyday Experience of Humanitarianism in Akkar Villages Estella Carpi March, 2014

This paper aims to understand the way everyday practices are changing in response to humanitarian programs currently in place in North Lebanon, through the use of a bottom-up ethnographic approach.

Syrian Refugees, Ethnicization, Chronic Neglect, Humanitarianism, Politicization, Emergency relief Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Civil Society Observatory
التعليم الرسمي والطلاب السوريون في لبنان Walid Daou February, 2014
تناقش هذه الورقة البحثية مسألة اللاجئين السوريين والتعليم الرسمي في لبنان، ويشرح فيها مواقف الاطراف المعنية، بالاضافة الى عرض مختصر لاهم الارقام والاحصائات الخاصة بالبنية التعليمية اللبنانية والطلاب السوريين في لبنان.
Syrian Refugee crisis, Education, Lebanon's Education System Syrian Refugees in Lebanon