“Out with the old, in with the new”? A Portrait of a Torn Generation in the Making

Youths in Lebanon have generally been studied through the lens of emigration and unemployment. While this literature offers interesting insights, it fails to capture this segment of the population through a broad sociological perspective, comprising the complex economic, social, political, and legal dynamics youths face in a rather constraining environment.

Playing for Gender Equality

This workbook was published by ABAAD with the support of Save The Children in 2013. It is composed of games for children aged 8 to 12 years old with the purpose of teaching them notions and terminology relevant to gender equality so that they are more aware of inequalities around them. This resource is to be used by certified trainers and allows them to start important conversations with children about the concepts learned through the games.

Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale Rapid Assessment Report October 2012

Since March 2011 and the continuously escalating crisis in Syria, Lebanon (along with Jordan, Iraq and Turkey) has been a refuge area for Syrian families fleeing the instability and violence in their country. The majority of registered (or awaiting registration) refugees are currently split between the North and Bekaa governorates with high concentration in Akkar, Tripoli, Aarsal...


This report places the spotlight on children, hearing from them the biggest challenges they face each day. We visited with 100 Syrian children, aged 7-13 in Central and West Bekaa. Through focus group discussions with 60 children and key informant interviews with 40 children and 12 households, we heard their stories. We asked questions and we listened. The information contained in the following pages captures their experiences. We have changed the names of the children quoted, as requested by their parents.


Lebanon has made significant strides in improving education in recent years, but much remains to be done. A signatory of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Lebanon still needs to ensure that education be free, available and accessible for all, and that drop-out rates be cut from their currently very high levels.


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