NGOs conduct trainings of young people in Lebanon to ‘engage them in civil society’. This should be understood as providing young people with skills and motivation to ’organize, advocate and act by themselves’, thus enabling them to become ‘agents of change’ as part of Lebanon’s civil society. This report draws on six months of field work in various youth training projects in Lebanon, including a ‘leader training’ organized by the author of this report for MS Action Aid Denmark (MS).
This paper reviews the process and outcome of constructing a “rights model of disability” which is culturally specific to Jordan and Lebanon.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified international convention, confirming the commitment of the international community and governments around the world to the well-being and protection of the child. Lebanon ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and has exhibited commitment to improving the condition of the child and protecting its well-being. Since Lebanon’s ratification of the CRC, the situation of the child has significantly improved, in law and practice.
Review of marginalisation of people with disabilities in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. Using a social exclusion conceptual framework, this paper identifies several causes of marginalization of people with disabilities in the context of the MENA region. Focusing on Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, the incidence, prevalence, causes and characteristics of people with disabilities are reported. The educational experiences of children and youth with disabilities from early childhood through secondary school are described.
None of the English-language literature on the civil war in particular, or Lebanon in general, emphasizes civil society and public sphere theory in analyzing the historical and social forces which informed the emergence of modern Lebanon, and gave rise to and sustained the civil war, and have informed the constitution of the Tai'f peace and Lebanon's much-vaunted Second Republic with the important exception of a recent article by Antoine Messara (1995).
This reference book has been prepared within the framework of the NGO Resource and Support Unit, The Unit was established in 2003 and is currently working to build the capacity of NGOs by facilitating their acquisition of resources and the delivery of training programs. This is in addition to assisting mutual communication and cooperation to enable their transformation into pressure groups capable of supporting development at the national level.
The “NGO Capacity Building Needs Assessment” on which this document reports, was executed by the NGO Resource and Support Unit, which acts within the Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction Project ‐ a joint project between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) ‐ in partnership with The Canadian Fund for Social Development (CFSD) OXFAM‐Québec, and financed by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The assessment was implemented between November 2008 and March 2009.