Lebanon

ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Furn El Chebbak, Sector 5, 51 Bustani Street, Najjar Bldg., Ground Floor
Beirut
Lebanon

Telephone
+9611283820
E-Mail
narod.haroutunian@abaadmena.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
General Information
ABAAD– Resource Center for Gender Equality is a UN ECOSOC accredited organization that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region.  The dynamic team is comprised of more than 120 dedicated activists, lawyers, consultants, social workers, volunteers and researchers, who creatively test new approaches as part of a larger effort to achieve an equitable society, free of hegemonic masculinities and violence against women. Strategy To eliminate Gender-Based Violence, ABAAD realizes that unfair laws must be changed, community behaviour should shift away from patriarchal practices and GBV survivors who suffer from extreme physical and psychological trauma should receive comprehensive, survivor-centred quality care services. To do that, ABAAD developed a five-pillar strategy that aims at: advocating for fair gender policies and laws, reducing all forms of gender-based violence and mitigating its harmful effects on GBV survivors, empowering women and girls and increasing their agency, providing women and girls, especially those affected by humanitarian crises, with appropriate, relevant and gender-sensitive care and protection services; and, enhancing civil and public organizations’ capacities and skills to plan, work with and mainstream gender-related issues. ABAAD effecitvely collaborates with governmental partners, local and international NGOs, political leaders from all groups, the media and religious leaders from different confessions. ABAAD has also been the co-chair of the National Technical Task Force to End GBV against Women and Girls (alongside the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs) since 2012.
Mission and Objectives

ABAAD advocates for the development and implementation of policies and laws that enhance women’s effective participation, through a rights-based approach that would bring about tangible change to gender justice. With the purpose of ending gender-based violence, ABAAD adopts a holistic care approach to provide protection and support services to GBV survivors/right holders during times of peace, war and disasters. As a leading agency on gender equality in the MENA region, ABAAD also seeks to support and build the capacities of local, regional and international entities that are working on protection programmes, case management, Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), Mental Health & Psychosocial Support and sexualities. Through its pioneer ‘’Masculinities’’ programme, ABAAD effectively engages men in working towards achieving an equitable society, free of hegemonic masculinities and violence against women.

Main Projects / Activities

Based on its five-pillar strategy, ABAAD has developed a comprehensive portfolio of programs that targets women and girls of all age groups from both host and refugee populations, men and boys of all age groups and people affected by crisis and disasters. ABAAD's through its programs and approach aims, not only to build the resilience and agency of GBV survivors and provide them with health, legal, social and economic services but aim at resolving the root causes that cause these gender inequalities and abuses through changing discriminatory laws and the attitude of the local community regarding gender roles and the use of violence.
Our projects and activities have a broad reach to refugees & right holders, inclusively from various gender, age nationalities and special needs, as we work across Lebanon and currently operate 12 Women and Girls Safe Spaces (WGSS) & Family Support Units (FSU) in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), 3 Men Centers providing psychological rehabilitation services for men with violent behaviors and 3 Emergency Safe Shelters for Women and Girls survivors of GBV in life threatening situation.  
For those unable to access ABAAD centers and services, ABAAD goes to them through the Mobile Bus ‘’Jina Al Dar Programme’’. The bus tours in the most marginalized areas, towns and villages with a specialized team aiming to provide services on the prevention and reduction of all forms violence against women and girls and fostering social stabilities in host communities.
Our portfolio includes:
1. Direct care services that include:
“Al Dar” program that provides a free, safe and temporary housing for women at risk or survivors of GBV, including single and married women and their children. Al Dar also provides crisis counselling, legal rights counselling, emergency support, psychosocial support, access to resources and referrals to external service providers.
"Women and Girls Safe Spaces" program provides a safe, non-stigmatising environment for women and girl survivors of GBV and their children to receive comprehensive holistic care services.
The ''Men Center'' program aims to engage men and provide support at the individual, family, couples and community level, with the aim of promoting non-violent behavior and reinforcing positive familial and social relationships.
2. Focused programs targeting gender equality, advocacy, primary prevention, masculinities, emergency repose, SRHR and sexuality and a cross-border program mainly in Syria.
3. National campaigns and initiatives, such as:
Abolishing Article 522 from the Lebanese Penal Code. The #Undress522  national campaign was spearheaded by ABAAD and resulted in abolishing Article 522 from the Lebanese Penal Code  Watch on Youtube - Repealing #Article522: a case study from Lebanon. This national campaign also led to enhancing coordination for SGBV prevention and improving response among the humanitarian actors, local service providers and government agencies (such as the Ministry of Social Affairs, MoSA, the Ministry of Public Health, MoPH, and the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, MoI).
Development of GBV case management ''National Standard Operating Procedures'' (SOPs). The SOPs aim at providing a unified and standardized road map and tools to guide the work of service providers, ministries, the police, NGOs, and other frontliners with GBV survivors in Lebanon.
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As a leading actor on gender equality in Lebanon and the region, ABAAD is perceived as a reliable reference and partner by the local, regional and international entities that promote gender equality, peacebuilding and sustainable development. 
ABAAD has been serving on the steering committee of the Lebanon Humanitarian & Development NGOS Forum (LHDF), and also sits on the Advisory Board of the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF). For the past two years, has been actively engaged with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) by attending and contributing to the periodic meetings as the voice & perspective of civil society in Lebanon. In addition to that, ABAAD is a representative of the Local NGOs in the Protection Core Group, and attends the following Working Groups (WG): the Durable Solutions Work Group, the Protection WG, Child Protection WG, SGBV TF, CMR WG and MHPSS TF, both on a central and sub-regional levels.
ABAAD recently signed an agreement with Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) to enhance gender sensitivity of the educational curricula in Lebanon. Our effective relationships with UN agencies, donors, INGOs, Local NGOs in addition to relevant sectoral ministries including MoSA, MoPH\National Mental Health program, Ministry of Interior & Municipalities, Ministry of Justice and MEHE, brings a leverage of securing advocacy & policy reform work with great reach within ministries.
Furthermore, due to our Special Consultative Status at the UN ECOSOC and membership in the “UN Global Compact”, local advocacy messages can be brought on regional & global policy platforms for further advocacy impact.
 

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Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Narod Haroutunian
Job Title
Public Affairs Coordinator
Head of the organisation
Ghida Anani
Contact (2) Full Name
Mohamad Mansour
Job Title (2)
Deputy Director/ Head of Operations

Adyan Foundation

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Majdalani Bldg., Aalam Street, Badaro district, Beirut‎
Beirut
Lebanon

Telephone
‎+961-1-393211 ‎
Fax
‎+961-1-393211 ext.1 ‎
E-Mail
president@adyanvillage.net
E-Mail (2)
dir@adyanvillage.net
E-Mail (3)
carine@adyanvillage.net
Mobile Phone
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2008
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
  2. Religion
  3. Research
  4. Youth and education
General Information
Adyan is a Lebanese foundation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity. It was founded on 6 August ‎‎2006 by members from Christian and Muslim denominations.‎ Adyan is an independent organization that operates in Lebanon and abroad, regionally and internationally. ‎Adyan implements its different cultural, educational, social and spiritual programs. Besides the support of its ‎members, the foundation also benefits from the commitment of its volunteers, friends and honorary ‎members networks, as well as its highly qualified professional team.‎ Adyan is registered in Lebanon as a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO), under registration ‎number 1103 by a ministerial decree dated 18 September 2008.‎ **** Adyan est une fondation libanaise pour les études interreligieuses et de la solidarité spirituelle.  Elle a été ‎fondée le 6 Août 2006 par des membres de confessions chrétiennes et musulmanes.‎ Adyan est une organisation indépendante qui travaille au Liban ainsi sur les plans régional et international. ‎Adyan met en œuvre ses différents programmes culturels, éducatifs, sociaux et spirituels. Outre le soutien de ‎ses membres, Adyan bénéficie de l'engagement des réseaux de ses volontaires, ses amis et ses membres ‎honoraires, ainsi que des grandes compétences de son équipe professionnelle.‎ Adyan est enregistrée au Liban en tant qu'organisation non-gouvernementale et sans but lucratif (ONG), sous ‎le numéro 1103, par un décret ministériel datant du 18 septembre 2008.‎ **** تأسّست أديان في 6 آب 2006، وهي مؤسّسة لبنانيّة للدراسات الدينيّة والتضامن الروحي.  ينتمي الأعضاء المؤسِّسون إلى المسيحيّة ‏والإسلام‎.‎ أديان هي مؤسّسة مستقلّة ومنفتحة على مختلف الجماعات الدينيّة، تعمل على نشر رسالتها في لبنان، كما في المنطقة والعالم. وتتوزّع برامجها ‏على المجالات المختلفة الثقافيّة والتربويّة والإجتماعيّة والروحيّة‎.‎ ‎ ‎بالإضافة إلى التزام أعضائها، تحظى مؤسّسة أديان أيضا شبكات المتطوّعين والأصدقاء وأعضاء الشرف، كما وأنها تحقّق عملها بفضل الكفاءة ‏العالية لفريقها الإداري‎.‎ المؤسّسة مسجّلة في لبنان، وفق قانون الجمعيّات غير الحكوميّة والتي لا تتوخّى الربح، تحت رقم 1103، بمرسوم من وزير الداخليّة بتاريخ ‏‏18 أيلول ‏‎2008.
Mission and Objectives

Vision
Adyan envisions a world where diversity between individuals and communities is lived as an enrichment, ‎generating mutual understanding, intercultural citizenship, creative development, sustainable peace and ‎spiritual solidarity.   ‎
‎Mission
Adyan works on valuing religious diversity in its conceptual and practical dimensions, and on promoting ‎coexistence and diversity management among individuals and communities, on the social, political, ‎educational and spiritual levels.‎
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Adyan also works on:‎
fostering peace, social cohesion and spiritual solidarity between individuals and communities, through positive ‎relations, objective understanding and shared commitment.‎
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Vision
Adyan envisage un monde dans lequel la diversité entre les individus et les communautés est vécue comme un ‎enrichissement, en tant que source de compréhension mutuelle, de citoyenneté interculturelle, de ‎développement créatif, de paix durable et de solidarité spirituelle.‎
‎ ‎Mission
Adyan œuvre pour la valorisation de la diversité religieuse dans ses dimensions théoriques et pratiques, et ‎pour la promotion du vivre-ensemble et de la gestion de la diversité entre les individus et les communautés, ‎aux niveaux sociaux, politiques, éducatifs et spirituels.‎
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Adyan travaille aussi à : ‎
la consolider la paix, la cohésion sociale et solidarité spirituelle entre les individus et les communautés, à ‎travers les relations positives, la connaissance objective et l’engagement commun.‎
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‎ الرؤية
تنظر أديان إلى عالم يُعاش فيه التنوّع بين الأفراد والجماعات كعامل إثراء، ومصدرٍ للفهم المتبادل، والمواطنة الحاضنة للتنوّع، والتنمية ‏الخلّاقة، والسلام المستدام، والتضامن الروحي.  ‏
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‏الرسالة
تعمل أديان على تثمين التنوّع الديني بأبعاده النظريّة والعمليّة، وعلى تعزيز العيش معًا وإدارة التعدّديّة بين الأفراد والجماعات، على الصعد ‏الاجتماعيّة والسياسيّة والتربويّة والروحيّة. ‏
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وتعمل أيضاً على:‏
تعزيز السلام والترابط الاجتماعي والتضامن الروحي بين الأفراد والجماعات، عبر توطيد العلاقات الإيجابيّة والمعرفة الموضوعيّة والالتزام ‏المشترك.

Main Projects / Activities

Awareness: Lectures in the different Lebanese regions and through media programs promoting dialogue and solidarity attitudes (32 events in 2008). ALWAN: School modules for religious culture, interfaith relations and coexistence, consisting of workshops for students in secondary schools, to promote coexistence. Lebanese spiritual solidarity day: Yearly National interfaith encounter to provide an occasion for religious leaders and people from different religions to experience together spiritual commitment for peace. The Sustainable reconciliation process: A process of enhancing reconciliation within the Lebanese society, in different steps, including production of short movies, Lebanese Think-tank on reconciliation... UNDERSTANDING program: an interactive and intercultural e-platform about cultures and religions, facilitating trust and mutual understanding between people. International: participating in encounters that deal with interfaith dialogue and peace-building, such: Mosaïques, youth encounter for Mediterranean solidarity (Marseille, October 2008); The Pax Christi congress on Women and Peace (Paris, March 2009); Alliance of Civilizations Forum (Istanbul, April 2009).

Contact (1) Full Name
Ms. Carine Elya‎
Job Title
Director of development and international relations ‎
Head of the organisation
Fr. Fadi Daou (President)

Aie Serve

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Tabara Center, near Sanayeh Garden, 4th floor
Beirut 1103
Lebanon

Telephone
+961-70-810208
E-Mail
aieboard@aieserve.org
E-Mail (2)
info@aieserve.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2007
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Research
  4. Youth and education
General Information
Aie Serve, a youth-based organization, was founded on February 23rd, 2007 with the vision of spreading love, respect and acceptance. The word “Aie” is a Japanese word pronounced as “I” and means “Love”, so the name of NGO is Love to Serve or I Serve…others. The idea came due to the aftermath of July War on Lebanon and the sharp polarization of the Lebanese youth. A group of friends started brainstorming ways of tackling this issue and agreed that the 3 basic values that are missing in Lebanon are Respect, Acceptance and Love. Loving others for who they are, and not which political background or sect they are from, respecting others’ point of views and beliefs no matter what, and accepting differences and considering them the seeds of diversity. Afterwards, t­­he group started gathering more ideas and people and tried to organize themselves little at a time while focusing on serving their surrounding and society at large. Aie Serve evolved from a group of friends, to a group of community service minded people, to a team and an organization.
Mission and Objectives

Vision
Aie Serve promotes the values of respect, acceptance and love to achieve an improved future for human kind.
Mission
Aie Serve is a youth non-governmental organization that works on youth empowerment.
Goals

Promote Aie Serve’s philosophy and professional volunteerism amongst youth.

Empower the youth with the needed soft skills and tools to develop the community.

Leverage Aie Serve’s experience to support other organizations in developing their capacities.

Main Projects / Activities

Aie Clubs
What is the Aie Clubs program?
Aie Clubs program aims at spreading the notions of respect, acceptance and love through empowering youth to become positive agents of change in their small communities. Groups of youth gather to implement the projects of their choice, as long as they follow our three values of Respect, Acceptance & Love.
What’s in it for YOU?
Our current 200 + beneficiaries of Aie Clubs currently enjoy free training opportunities, build experience in organizational, project, and team management, and better yet, they get to enjoy all of Aie Serve’s facilities, network, and resources. Not only that, but you will also benefit from being an organized entity, whose work’s quality is guaranteed under Aie Serve’s standards, rather than one single person or a group of people with no support for your great ideas.
How does an Aie Club function?
The clubs’ starters are first of all trained by Aie Serve and other professional trainers to give them the needed tools and skills to better serve their community. Then, a person is assigned as a liaison to follow up with the club and communicate their needs, ideas, and concerns back to Aie Serve. From then on, the sky is the limit in the projects that you can think of and conduct.
Who are the Aie Clubs members?
An Aie Club is made up of university students on the same campus, neighbors residing in the same area, and any group of different people with the same interests.
Current Aie Clubs:
Community Based:
Beirut AieClub, Beqaa AieClub, Saida AieClub, Tripoli AieClub.
University Based:
AUB Aie Club (American University of Beirut), Balamand Aie Club (Balamand University – Ashrafieh Campus), BAU – Dibeye Aie Club (Beirut Arab University – Dibeye Campus), LAU Aie Club (Lebanese American University – Beirut Campus), NDU – Chouf Aie Club (Notre Dame University – Dier El Kamar Campus), NDU – Zouk Aie Club ((Notre Dame University – Zouk Campus).

Aie Power
Program Background & Brief:
A lot of youth aspire to make positive change in their community, whether by spreading awareness about a certain issue, empowering community groups, serving the needy, advocating for a cause or lobbying for some policy change, yet in most cases they lack the needed skills, tools and resources to achieve what they dream of.
In this context, Aie Serve, as a youth empowerment organization and through the Aie Power Program, aims at empowering those youth by giving them the needed training, coaching and financial support to achieve their aspirations
Aie Skills
What is it about?
Aie Skills is the arm of training in Aie Serve. It’s all about providing the youth with the needed soft skills, thus following Aie Serve’s mission in youth empowerment with the tools they need to develop themselves at first and their society afterwards.
How do we do that?
Public Workshops on soft skills covering different topics. These workshops are two hours long and held twice a month, thus reaching an average of more than 15 workshops a year, each with a different topic!
Advanced Trainings about some specific topics, where we go in depth about such topics for one full day or even a two days camp!
The Training of Trainers (ToT) that certifies around 10 new trainers every year so as to be able to deliver our trainings.
Club Initiation Management training for Aie Serve University Clubs.
Giving trainings for the beneficiaries of the Aie Consult program, who are other NGOs getting trained by Aie Serve on topics covering financial, legal, managerial and organizational levels.
What kind of topics do we cover?
It’s all about the development of your soft skills:
Public speaking, Project planning, Campaigning, Critical Thinking, Teamwork & Team Building, Holding Effective Meetings, Leadership Skills, Conflict Resolution, Fundraising, Time Management, Body Language, Giving & Receiving Criticism, Functioning Under Pressure, Decision Making, Negotiation & Persuasion,
Target Group:
All youth between the ages of 18 and 30.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ms. Lana Shahbaz
Head of the organisation
Ms. Lama Mikati (President)

Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts

National Network
Lebanon
Address

P.O.Box 11-3764, Riad el Solh110 72 150, BeirutLebanon
Beirut
Lebanon

Telephone
+961-4-870400
Fax
+961-4-972439
E-Mail
festival@albustan-lb.com
E-Mail (2)
maha.kobeissy@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1994
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information
The Al Bustan Festival as a non-governmental organisation, it consists of a 9 members board committee, alongside with an academic & support committees and the festival team (10 members). Tickets revenues cover about half the cost of presenting world-class performances, the other half is covered from contributions given by individuals (membership & donation), private sponsors, diplomatic missions (embassies) and foundations. Annual Budget: Approximately 800.000 US dollars. The Al Bustan Festival is member of EFA, the European Festivals Association & ISPA, International Society for the Performing Arts. The Festival has commissioned contemporary composers to create new works for it: amongst such works is John Taverner’s “Feats of Feasts” which was given its World Premiere at the 1996, performed by the Yurlov State Choir. Roxana Panufnik composed a piece for 1999 which was performed by the Chilingirian Quartet in its World Premiere, as well as Naji Hakim, composer and organist, was being commissioned to write a choral work, using Khalil Gibran from his book ‘The prophet”. For the 2013 edition, the Festival will have the World Premiere of “Tous les hommes dansent” (all men dance) by Zad Moultaka & Mezwej Ensemble which had Creation residency in Marseille - France. The festival represents a diverse group of stakeholders, which include: • Musicians/Bands/Music Groups • Live Music events and performances producers • Music venues • Instrument, equipment and décor manufacturers • Audience • Regulating, Licensing and Funding Bodies • Tour Promoters and Managers • Booking Agencies • Hotel (staff and facilities) • Sponsors • Environmental campaigns and related NGOs
Mission and Objectives

The Al Bustan Festival is an international festival of Music and the performing Arts that takes place annually over five weeks during the months of February and March. The Al Bustan Festival was the first and sole “Classical” Music Festival of this size, in the region. Its main objective is to revive the cultural life of a country re-emerging after seventeen years of civil war. Throughout the years, the Festival succeeded in establishing a Classical Music season in Lebanon. Also its primary aim is education. This is an intrinsic part of the Festival and involves a range of activities beyond the performances given on stage. The Festival provides a rich environment for the cross-pollination of the Arts: meetings between visiting and local artists, drama workshops, dance masterclasses, lectures, etc.

Main Projects / Activities

The festival is unique in Lebanon in the concentration of artistic activity (more than 260 artists invited from different countries, more than 8000 attendees from local and regional countries)and the sheer number of its performances, 32 to 35 each season. Each year the Festival programme is structured round a central theme. (http://www.albustanfestival.com/previous-festivals/events-by-year/) By contributing in the evolution and refinement of cultural tastes, the Festival hopes to accomplish its Mission by reaching greater artistic achievements and opening new opportunities to the artists of tomorrow. Performances take place for the most part in the Emile Bustani Auditorium as well as the Crystal Garden Glass Conservatory in Hotel Al Bustan. Other locations are used for specific events (acoustics) like churches, Assembly Hall of the American University of Beirut, Etc. Its multi-faced approach intermingles pure classical works with theatre, dance and unusual and exotic presentations: Oriental, Jazz, Sacred music, World music, mimes, Marionettes, etc.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ms. Maha Kobeissy
Head of the organisation
Mrs. Myrna Bustani

Al Madina Theatre Association for Art and Culture

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Hamra street, Al-Saroulla Bldg.
Beirut 1103
Lebanon

Telephone
+961-1-753010
Telephone (other)
+961-1-753011
Fax
+961-1-753012
E-Mail
masmad@cyberia.net.lb
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
1994
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Youth and education
General Information
Theatre Al Madina was rested by Mrs. Nidal Al Achkar in 1994. It is a unit including/understanding, in addition to 2 rooms of theatre, a space of exposure and a workshop for all cultural activities;Depuis its opening, several artists as well as troops local and international their work presented at Theatre Al Madina Theatre Al Madina became the Association of Theatre Al Madina for Art and the Culture, associating a committee of eminent personalities of the civil company: lawyers, well-read men, experts of development, specialists cultural, etc. Association changed its address into Mars 2005, moving Street Clemenceau with the Street of Hamra. The new room includes a large theatre (450 places) and a small theatre (110 places), a space of exposure, two spaces - workshop, a cafeteria, 2 offices, and ticketting. - Associated Partners for cultural exchanges: The Theatre Nationsl (Tunis), The Theatre Hanger (Egypt), Theatre Al Balad (Jordan)
Mission and Objectives

Theatre Al Madina - Theatre of the City -represents for Lebanese social fabric a stage in the cultural and political development of the search of the country for liberalism and morality. The Association of Theatre Al Madina for Art and the Culture is based financially on the private and institutional donations coming from Lebanon and the Arab world. Theatre Al Madina is today a crucible of the Lebanese company in its diversity by providing a single, social and cultural platform. The Theatre of Madina aims to promote a dialogue and to create a space of free expression at any problematic disposal of development which faces Lebanese and at the Arab companies. Theatre Al Madina is a multi-field vehicle, joining together culturally allied activities, artists, writers and intellectuals to present their work.

Main Projects / Activities

Since its foundation, Theatre Al Madina presented, promoted and encouraged a great number of cultural activities directly indicating the social problems, the cultural heritage and contemporary specificities These cultural activities aim at spreading out various prospects by a variety of means: a compounding of mediae (of documentary, films, vidéos, installations, etc.) and a number considered of conferences sets of themes and readings based on various problems indicated in the company, aiming especially: The role of the woman in the Arab company the knowledge of the Women and education Children and families the autonomisation of women, etc. CITIZENSHIP - WALK TOWARDS PEACE

Contact (1) Full Name
Mrs. Nidal Al Achkar
Head of the organisation
Mrs. Nidal Al Achkar

AlWafic

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Sourati Street
Beirut
Lebanon

Telephone
961 1 745 744
E-Mail
lena.idriss@mefosa.com
E-Mail (2)
admin@mefosa.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. Environment/Sustainable development
General Information
Rural development and agri economy
Mission and Objectives

To empower rural communities

Main Projects / Activities

Training for women in rural areas
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Contact (1) Full Name
Lena Idriss
Job Title
Communications Manager
Head of the organisation
Atef Idriss
Contact (2) Full Name
Azal Hawwa
Job Title (2)
Accountant

American University of Beirut (AUB)

National Network
Lebanon
Address

P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh 1107 2020‎
Beirut
Lebanon

Telephone
+961-1-350000 ext.2976
Fax
+961-1-362459
E-Mail
rn14@aub.edu.lb
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1866
Fields of Activity
  1. Research
  2. Youth and education
General Information
The American University of Beirut (AUB) is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, functioning under a charter from the State of New York. The University is governed by an autonomous Board of Trustees comprised of international leaders in business, education, diplomacy, engineering, philanthropy, science, and medicine. Faculty Full-time Instructional Faculty: 406 Part-time Instructional Faculty: 229 Budget Operating Budget 2007-08: $194 million Funding Student Fees and Tuition, Hospital Fees, Private Gifts and Grants, Endowment Income, Other Restricted Resources, and US Government Assistance
Mission and Objectives

The American University of Beirut (AUB) is an institution of higher learning founded to provide excellence in education, to participate in the advancement of knowledge through research, and to serve the peoples of the Middle East and beyond.

Main Projects / Activities

The University provides a rigorous curriculum in the American liberal arts tradition and the language of instruction is English. Academic programs are offered in undergraduate, graduate, medical, and professional education.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ms. Rosie Nasser
Job Title
Associate Director - Office of Grants and Contracts
Head of the organisation
Dr. Fadlo Khuri (President)
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Amis des Marionnettes

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Achrafieh, Albert Khayat street, Baidoun Bldg., c/o Abi Fadel, 6th floor
Beirut 1100
Lebanon

Telephone
+961-71-301025
E-Mail
marionnetteslb@idm.net.lb
Organisation Type
Individual Person
Year of Establishment
1984
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information
Les Amis des Marionettes / Asdikaa al Duma est un théâtre ambulant libanais. Avec notre « Hakawati » (conteur) nous perpétrons la forme traditionnelle arabe du conte, et transposons/transformons les histoires en théâtre de marionnettes. La troupe s’est fixé pour but d’informer et de sensibiliser ses spectateurs de manière divertissante en leur contant la nature et les hommes à travers des pièces interactives et des ateliers de création et de formation. Parmi les thèmes abordés : le respect de la nature et de l’autre ; l’importance du role de la femme ; diversité et dialogue interculturel ; environnement durable ; art, culture et héritage culturel libanais. أصدقاء الدمى هي فرقة دمى لبنانية متنقّلة، هدفها التثقيف من خلال التسلية والإرشاد للتشجيع على التمرّس بالمسؤولية المدنية والمواطنيّة. استعادت الفرقة تقليد الحكواتي وتجسّد الدمى فيها الحكايات على المسرح باللغة العربية والفرنسية. من خلال القصص المسلية تتناول الفرقة: التنمية المستدامة، أهمية العناصر الطبيعية لاستمرار الحياة، وتتطرق أيضا إلى المجتمع، قوانينه ومفاهيمه كالاحترام والصداقة والتنوّع، إضافة إلى أهميّة وجمال الموسيقى. The theatre company “Les Amis des Marionnettes – Asdikaa al Duma” is a mobile puppet theatre and has been producing plays about Men and Nature. Our mission is to entertain and inform the audience in order to increase awareness through live interactive puppet plays and themed workshops. Our themes include: respect for nature and each other; gender equity; value of diversity and intercultural dialogue, environment and sustainable development, value of arts, culture and Lebanon’s heritage. The interaction with our audiences is always geared towards enlightening and empowering them to be part of positive change in everyday life.
Mission and Objectives

Divertir et informer tout en inspirant une attitude civique et citoyenne respectueuse de l'homme et de son environnement en utilisant le théâtre et les marionnettes.

Main Projects / Activities

Théâtre de marionnettes interactif et éducatif et Workshops de formation a thèmes environnementaux pour jeunes/élèves et formateurs, et élaboration de matériel éducatif et de jeux. Campagne nationale: "L'eau, source de vie" - "Les Arbres amis des hommes" - "Le livre: voyage vers l'imaginaire et la connaissance".

Contact (1) Full Name
Ms. Tamara Keldany
Job Title
Founder
Head of the organisation
Ms. Tamara Keldany