Domestic & Personal Violence

National Workshop on Gender-Related Laws, Policies and Practices in Lebanon

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:

Gender-Related Laws, Policies and Practices in Lebanon

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.

An Exploratory Study of Psychoanalytic and Social Factors in the Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers by Female Employers in Lebanon

The brief of this qualitative exploratory study was to conduct targeted interviews with female employers of migrant domestic workers, psychiatrists, lawyers and institutional stakeholders in Lebanon. In conjunction with previous empirical and theoretical research on the topic of human rights violations against migrant domestic workers, the study provides an analysis of the conditions, circumstances of and possible explanations for such violations.
 

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Lebanon: 23rd Session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council

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.

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Under “The Bill for the Protection of Women and Family Members Against Domestic Violence”

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.

العنف الجنسي ضد النساء في لبنان: شهادات في الظلّ

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.

UNRWA experience in gbv programming: lessons form the first five years

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.

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