UNFPA on behalf of UNDP and UN Women organized a national workshop on gender-related laws, policies and practices in Lebanon, which was held in Beirut on the 7th and 8th of August, 2018. At the beginning of both days, the workshop covered the presentation of report parts and the most prominent conclusions stated thereof. The two days were divided into the following points:
Domestic & Personal Violence
More than a decade after the United Nations’ adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which is adopted by many countries including Lebanon, these countries returned in 2015 to commit themselves to achieve gender equality and to empower all women and girls as one of the development agenda goals for the coming years. According to this goal, gender equality is no longer a fundamental human right only, but also one of the necessary foundations for peace, prosperity and sustainability at the social and economic level.
This report is submitted by: the A project (1), the Center for Reproductive Rights (2), and the Sexual Rights Initiative (3). It addresses gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights in Lebanon and makes references specifically to family violence, marital rape, personal status law, rights of LGBT persons, contraception and safe abortion.
Violence against women is directly linked to the historic discrimination against them. It is an expression of the gendered imbalance of power that has resulted in a gap intensified by the existing legal, social, and cultural institutions. Eliminating gender-based violence can only be achieved by addressing gender gaps, which require the adoption of specialized policies and programs.
This Policy Brief is based on research that explored the process of establishing and implementing Law 293, and on a policy dialogue that took place at the Institute on March 8, 2017 to discuss the status of the law, its effectiveness, and the recommendations ensuring an efficient protection of women from domestic violence (DV).
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 and cultural apathy, and affects men and women throughout their lives.
يتطرّق هـذا البحـث إلـى العنـف الجنسـي ضـد النسـاء، مـن خلال تقديـم وتحليـل وقائـع لشـهادات حيـة لــ50 سـيدة عـن العنـف الجنسـي، الـذي مـورس عليهـنّ فـي الظـل بمختلف أشـكاله من طـرف الأفـراد ومـن طـرف المؤسسـات. وتأتـي الأسـرة (باعتبارهـا المؤسسـة الاجتماعيـة الأولـى)، علـى رأس قائمـة المؤسسات التـي يمارس فيهـا العنـف الجنسـي ضـد النسـاء والفتيـات. كما يرفق في هذا البحث تقرير مفصلاً حول استطلاع رأي حول عمل المنظمات الناشـطة فـي مجـال العنـف الجنسـي ضـد النسـاء فـي لبنـان، وآرائهـنّ ومقترحاتهن في هـذا الموضوع.
This document provides elements of discussion and pragmatic solutions to challenges in addressing GBV in the context of resistance. It does not provide clear cut answers to all questions, but intends to bring together evidence from UNRWA and results from other agencies. It documents lessons learned around challenges and successes in addressing GBV to be shared with the wider CoP working on GBV.