Social & Cultural Development

Volunteerism as a key to improved resilience and a strengthened local response to crises within Lebanon.

Introduction[1]

For many analysts, the situation in Lebanon appears to be at a tipping point of violence, as the country has welcomed more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees since the start of the conflict in Syria. The consequences that this has brought to Lebanese society have been social, economic and structural, among others.

Transnational Activism in Lebanon's Women's Movement: Between FITNA, FAWDA, and Feminism

This thesis investigates transnational campaigns from the international and state level to consider the existence of transnational activism in Lebanon’s women’s movement. Lebanon’s women’s movement serves as an example to analyze the effects of transnationalism on national campaigns for policy change, in the Lebanese case, reformed personal status laws and citizenship rights.

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Caring is Work: Meeting Social Care Needs in Lebanon

The evolution of economic incentives and social norms in Lebanon has created new challenges for women to balance work and family life. Underlying dynamics include changes in the demographic structure, the family structure, and the political and economic situation in the country. This paper investigates the perceptions and practices of paid and unpaid care provision. It examines the gender division of labour in the household in interface with women’s labour force participation, and the role of women migrant domestic workers in providing care given the deficit in social care provision.

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Psychosocial Assessment of Displaced Syrians at the Lebanese-Syrian Northern Border

This report will provide a description of the assessment conducted by IMC’s Mental Health and Psychosocial team in the region of Wadi Khaled following the displacement of Syrians into the northern villages between the Lebanese-Syrian borders as a result of the internal conflicts taking place in Syria.

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