Socio-economic Rights

Out of sight out of mind. An inquiry into the patterns of exclusion for Persons With Disability in Tunisia | غائبون عن الأنظار. دراسٌة حول أنماط إقصاء الأشخاص ذوي الإعاقة في تونس

This report discusses the definition of disability in the Tunisian legislative framework by contextualizing it within the broader international and historical debate. It provides an overview of the main regulations of the Tunisian legislative framework on disability, pointing out its legal and practical shortcomings and their impact on the accomplishment of social justice principles in the disability landscape.


Bailing out on rights: The high cost of an IMF deal in Lebanon.

This policy report analyzes the winding road towards an agreement between the IMF and Lebanon, since the request of the government for IMF support, going over main conditions required by the IMF and their high social cost. The report critically highlights the risks of adopting one-size-fits-all austerity measures - as suggested by the IMF - and argues for the necessity to adopt a more integrated approach to the diagnosis of the crisis, and recovery and reform plan, beyond mere financial and macro-economic indicators. It concludes with recommendations tailored to the Lebanese context.


An intersectional perspective on social (in)security. Making the case for universal social protection in Lebanon

This policy brief analyzes the shortcomings of the social protection system in Lebanon against intersectional forms of discrimination. It questions the fragmentation and the deficiencies of the social protection system highlighting the articulation of exclusionary logics linked to gender, ethnicity, work and residential status, age or disability. This briefing paper then stresses that the shortcomings of the social protection system reflect, sustain and (re)produce more profound social hierarchies characterizing the Lebanese social and political landscape.


Making the Case for Universal Social Protection in Lebanon | January, 2022-نحو حماية اجتماعية شاملة في لبنان | كانون الثاني/يناير، ٢٠٢٢

As Lebanon enters its third year of multilayered crises, including socio-economic collapse, the majority of the population is pushed into pauperism and vulnerability amidst an absence of universal social security and protection.

Indeed, prior to the crisis, at least one third of the workforce was already excluded from any form of social protection.

Social justice in MENA | July 2021 bulletin - العدالة الإجتماعية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا | نشرة تموز ٢٠٢١

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