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Organizations & Initiatives

  • Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)

    The Arab Institute for Human Rights is an independent Arab non-governmental organization based in Tunisia.The Arab Institute for Human Rights aims to promote a culture of civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international conventions, and to strengthen the values of democracy and citizenship.They seek to do this through training, education, research, utilizing media resources, strengthening civil society, providing expertise, facilitating the exchange of information, and promoting the culture of women’s and children’s rights.

  • Association Najdeh

    Association Najdeh was founded in 1976 by a group of independent Lebanese women and men to secure immediate income to Palestinian refugee women who became the main breadwinner of their families after being displaced from Tel-Za’atar camp. Najdeh’s vision is a Palestinian community enjoying national and human rights, social justic and equality between women and men. Najdeh’s mission is to empower women and children, the most disadvantaged elements of the refugee community, with the tools necessary to a more-participatory role in their community economically, socially and educationally in order to contribute concretely to the development of the overall Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. Najdeh provides a core program of social, psychological, educational, economic, and advocacy work.

  • Foundation for Human and Humanitarian Rights Lebanon (FHHRL)

    The Foundation for Human and Humanitarian Rights (Lebanon) is an independent non-governmental human rights organization, committed to defending human rights and humanitarian laws, dedicated to promoting freedom and equality, and devoted to advocate values of democracy in Lebanon. The Foundation works towards promoting a conscious awareness of human rights in Lebanon, the Middle and Near East, propagating these values by way of long-term and far-reaching educational processes with the ultimate goal of integrating these rights within the fabric of society; identifying cases and situations where human rights are violated or denied, in a bid to promote awareness and alert civil society and public opinion; and confronting sources and agents violations of human rights, applying pressure to halt violations and redress injustice.

  • Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)

    The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) is committed to pioneering academic research on women in the Arab world. The institute also seeks to empower women through development programs and education, and to serve as a catalyst for policy change regarding women’s rights in the region. An active and highly esteemed institute, IWSAW facilitates networking and communication, while cultivating ties with national, regional, and international organizations and universities concerned with women’s and gender issues.

  • KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation

    KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation is a feminist, secular, Lebanese, non-profit, non-governmental civil society organization seeking to create a society that is free of social, economic and legal patriarchal structures that discriminate against women. KAFA has been aiming to eliminate all forms of exploitation and violence against women since its establishment in 2005. It seeks to realize substantive gender equality. Their focus areas are family violence; exploitation and trafficking in women, especially in migrant domestic workers and women in prostitution; and child protection, particularly from sexual and gender-based violence.

  • Lebanese Association for Popular Action (AMEL)

    The Lebanese Association for Popular Action (AMEL) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization working in Lebanon to promote social, economic, civil and cultural rights for the underprivileged in Lebanon, contribute to building a strong and mobilized Civil Society in order to strengthen national unity and promote democratic values, advocate and lobby for the principles of human rights in the aim of ensuring Social Justice, assist and provide quality services for everyone, and promote equal rights and equal opportunities for everyone.

  • Lebanese Democratic Women Gathering (RDFL)

    The Lebanese Democratic Women’s Gathering is a secular non-governmental women organization which works with the democratic forces and represents a part of the advocacy secular democratic women’s movement, on the basis of international pacts and treaties, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Universal Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in order to promote women’s status and participation and empower them, aiming at achieving full equality between both sexes.

  • Lebanese Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (LIFE)

    The Lebanese Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (LIFE) is a non-governmental organization committed to promote the human rights culture and democratic practices as measures for effective conflicts prevention and resolution. LIFE’S work has focused on improving the humanitarian conditions of all marginalized groups including refugees and prisoners. LIFE’s working methods consist of educating about human rights and humanitarian law, monitoring and documenting human rights violations, ensuring protection and addressing the disastrous societal effects of those violations.

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