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Civil Society Review
Issue 3
Unraveling “Civil Society:” Policy, Dependency Networks, and Tamed Discontent. Reflections from Lebanon and Palestine

The articles gathered in this dossier offer insights, based on case studies, into the transformation of the “associative sector” in Lebanon, a sector generally seen to be at the core of an increasingly active civil society. Four of these studies relate to Lebanon, while...

Research & Reports
“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. Basing itself on a nationwide online consultation, this paper therefore offers to...

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Research & Reports
Breaking the political glass ceiling: Enhancing women's political participation in Lebanon

This policy brief was developed based on an in-depth report titled “Women’s Political Participation: Exclusion and Reproduction of Social Roles. Case Studies from Lebanon;” in addition to discussions and insights gathered during a consultation workshop held on 8 November 2018, and which marked the participation of women who had taken part of the research, as well as activists, representatives of civil society organisations, and academics....

New infographic

During 2018, many individuals were summoned, questioned, or detained for content they posted on social media and communication platforms. This crackdown by Lebanese state apparatuses targeted posts about political and/or religious figures. The visual below details these specific cases of violation of freedom of speech.

Women, power, and politics: milestones from Lebanon

The “Women, power, and politics: milestones from Lebanon” timeline is developed by Lebanon Support, within a partnership with Hivos and URIKA. It aims at documenting historical, social, and political achievements, notable events, and outstanding figures of the women’s movements in Lebanon as well as pioneering leader women’s trajectories. This timeline complements Lebanon Support’s existing timelines on “Women’s Achievements in Lebanon”, and...