Gender Equity Network

Field Diagnosis: Prostitution and Trafficking in Women in the Eastern Suburbs of Beirut

Lebanon provides a refuge for many women and teenagers driven away from neighbouring countries by wars and conflicts, as well as some who have come from other countries seeking better economic conditions. Trafficking and prostitution are exacerbated in a context of unemployment and insecurity, where the State is often absent.

Politics, Progress, and Parliament in 2018: Can Lebanese Women Make Headway?

Lebanon may witness a remarkable rise in the number of women serving in Parliament come May 2018 due to initiatives from women’s groups, “civil society” activists, and the substantial number of female candidates – 113 at the start of the election period. However, as this briefing paper shows, Lebanese women continue to face numerous challenges in entering government. The new electoral law passed in June 2017 does not provide women with equal opportunity to be elected, and it is yet to be seen whether it will increase female representation in Parliament.

Images MENA: A study by A Qualitative Study on War, Masculinities, and Gender Relations with Lebanese and Syrian Refugee Men and Women

Only a handful of studies in Lebanon have shed light on the changing gendered dynamics within the refugee families by comparing gender roles, expectations, and practices before and after displacement (as result of armed conflict). And even when such research is carried out, it has seldom examined how changing roles and identities related to masculinities affect gender relations.

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.

Exploring the Demand for Prostitution: What Male Buyers Say about their Motives, Practices and Perceptions

The following study is a first attempt to explore and better understand the demand side in Lebanon where little has been written on this critical component of the prostitution industry. Studies on male buyers of sexual acts are not only rare, but when they exist, they often deal with the health side of the subject (e.g., the spreading of HIV/AIDS, use of condom, use of drugs).

Regional Seminar on Child Marriage during Democratic Transition and Armed Conflicts

This booklet comprises of the presentations and papers that were presented and discussed during the seminar that was held in Beirut in October 2015, titled “Regional Seminar on Child Marriage during democratic transition and armed conflicts”, and which was presented by experts from Egypt, Lebanon, Tunis, Yemen and Palestine on Child Marriage and its cultural and health consequences.

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