Domestic Work in Lebanon Post-2019: Reflections on Emerging Trends

This report is the result of collective work and cumulative thinking that happened over the course of two years among staff of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM) and with members of the extremely diverse migrant communities in Lebanon, at a time when the country is witnessing an unprecedented decline from bad to worse. The information presented here was primarily collected to inform an advocacy campaign to improve working conditions for SEDWs.

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Advancing Arab Women’s Participation in Politics: Experiences and Journeys of Women Politicians from Lebanon and Syria 

Women in the MENA region are still fighting for their political agency in a patriarchal society which obscures their own right to participate and be politically influential. Women’s participation in the public sector and political power positions have not been achieved the desired level, although many measures have been adopted by a majority of MENA countries to enhance the representation of women in decision-making positions. To answer the above questions, we need to understand women›s historical pathways to reach such posts from a feminist lens. This lens would lead us to having women as central to data collection and exploring the analysis and identifying key opportunities and factors that would help other women participate in politics. 

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From Utopia to Reality: Human Rights Activism in Arab Countries

How did the transition in the nature and relevance of human rights actors in Arab countries take place and what does it mean? This paper attempts to answer this broad question while arguing that the hyper-legal language and framing of human rights as embodied in a body of international law and organizations are no longer as effective under the current global world order. This does not mean the end of this utopian vision but rather to seriously reconsider our narratives about the origins and linkages of the human rights paradigm in this region and worldwide and to probably readjust expectations and changing strategies and tactics.

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:ليست مجرد جائحة نظرة على الآثار الاقتصادية والاجتماعية لوباء كوفيد-١٩

شــبه الباحــث اللبنانــي كريــم نمــور فــي ورقتــه »غطرســة أجاممنــون عــام الثــورة والجائحــة واختطـاف الدولـة اللبنانيـة« الوضـع فـي لبنـان بالحملــة التــي قادهــا أجاممنــون فــي إليــاذة هوميــروس وغطرســته أثنــاء الحملــة علــى طـروادة والـذي انتهـى بـه الوضـع مقتـوًل علـى يـد زوجتـه كليتمنسـترا ألنـه ضحـى بإبتيهمـا فـي طريـق حملتـه إلـى طـروادة. يتسـآل نمـور »هـل ســيغدو ذلــك مصيــر أجاممنــون اللبنانــي ً أيضــا؟

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العمالة المنزلية في لبنان بعد العام2019 تأملات في النهوج الناشئة

هذا التقرير هو نتيجة العمل الجماعي والتفكير التراكمي الذي حدث على مدار عامين بين العاملين في حركة مناهضة العنصرية (ARM) ومع أعضاء مجتمعات المهاجرين شديدة التنوع في لبنان ، في وقت تشهد فيه البلاد تراجع غير مسبوق من سيء إلى أسوأ.

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 مصر: كأن جائحة لم تكن: السياسات الحكومية لمواجهة الجائحة 

فــي 11 مــارس 2020 أعلنــت منظمــة الصحــة العالميـة تحـول فيـروس كورونـا مـن وبـاء إلـى وبـاًءاعالمًيـا «جائحـة» وأبـد تقلقهـا من تفشـي المــرض وعــدم مواجهتــه بالشــكل الكافــي علـى مسـتوى العالـم، تزامًنـا مـع هـذا الإعـلان بــدأت الحكومــة المصريــة فــي اتخــاذ عــدد مــن الإجــراءات لمواجهــة الجائحــة العالميـة

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