Gender Issues

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon towards Gender Mainstreaming (En-Ar)

This Gender Manual is a practical guide for civil society organisations in Lebanon that wish to enhance gender equity in their practices and policies. Far from being exhaustive, this manual contains practical guidelines that can help to both gain a better understanding of gender-sensitive topics, as well as to integrate and implement them in internal processes, action plans, and organisational structures and policies. It is informed by the findings of a series of meetings and consultations with various stakeholders engaged in gender issues.

التجول في حقل ألغام السلطة - تنظيم نقابة عاملات المنازل في لبنان

"في كل لقاءٍ أجريناه مع مختلف الجاليات، أردت التأكد من أننا نشدّد على فكرة التضامن. لم نعد الآن نقول: الفيليبين وسريلانكا وأثيوبيا وبنغلادش. أصبحنا نقول نقابيات. نحن النساء العاملات. نحن لا نذكر الجاليات، بل نبرز النساء العاملات معاً. هكذا توصلنا إلى [...] نقابة. أنا أنتزع دائماً بطاقتي النقابية وأرفعها بيدي وأسأل: من لديه هذه؟ رداً على ذلك، تلوّح العضوات ببطاقاتهن. فأقول: لقد أصبحت لديكن هذه البطاقة الآن، وفي حال نظرت إحداهن إليكنّ هنا بطرقٍ مغايرة، عليكنّ القول: هيه! أنا واحدة منكن! هذا ما أبرزه دائماً.

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.

Working with Men to Prevent Violence Against Women: An Overview (Part One)

This paper provides a brief overview of what is known about effective strategies for involving men in violence prevention efforts from the perspective of men who are recipients of anti-violence programs as well as from the men who provide them. It defines the term “prevention” for men’s violence against women, reviews best practices for involving men and for tailoring programs (for men in general and for particular groups of men) and, in Part Two, offers examples of prevention program formats and pedagogy.

Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in middle and low-income countries: a multi-sectoral literature review and analysis

This paper reviews what is known about more and less effective—or at least promising—approaches to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Within sectors of justice, health, education, and multi- sectoral approaches, the paper examines initiatives that have addressed laws and policies, institutional reforms, community mobilization, and individual behavior change strategies. The review also highlights cross-cutting lessons that have emerged from research and programs over the last 30 years. 

What Do I Need To Know About Gender Equality - Guide for The Facilitator

This guide has been published in 2013 by ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality, with the support of Save The Children. It is a manual intended for the use of facilitators, to guide them in explaining notions relevant to gender and gender equality to children and youth. The guide goes over five main notions: gender; gender roles; gender equality and justice, and the difference between gender equality and gender equity; gender equality analysis and how equality can be monitored; and gender discrimination and its consequences.

Syrian Women & Girls: Fleeing Death, Facing Ongoing Threats and Humiliation

This Gender-based Violence Rapid Assessment conducted by International Rescue Committee in 2012 focuses on risks and violence faced by women and girls among the Syrian refugee population within Lebanon. The assessment methodology utilized a selection of primary data collection tools, including focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and safety audits in the North and Bekaa governorates of Lebanon.

Oxfam Minimum Standards For Gender in Emergencies

This resource, published by Oxfam in 2013, aims to present standards that were originally developed for Oxfam staff to ensure a consistent approach to promoting gender equality in humanitarian preparedness and response programming. The standards are provided here as a tool for humanitarian programme practitioners and as part of the organization's commitment to transparency, sharing good practice and improving quality across the sector. This guide also lists key actions necessary to meet the minimum standards.

Ending Violence Against Women

This guide is a resource for Oxfam staff, published in 2012, intended to inform and inspire their work, and to share with partners. It can be read and consulted individually – or used for discussion with peers. While the guide is directed towards internal Oxfam staff, it is available for external distribution as well. It features “candid question” and “exercise” boxes which offer avenues for reflexion and discussion. The booklet goes over the notion of violence against women and girls, and explains why Oxfam considers it a priority and how they work on that issue.


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