CRTD.A provides different services through which it tries to contribute to the social development of local communities and organizations through enhancing capacities to reach more just and equitable environment.
The economic reality in the region (Panel Discussions with Dr. Charbel Nahhas - Prepared by Dr. Omar Nashabeh, CRTD.A 2016) (Arabic, English)
This manual is published under CRTD.A’s regional project “Sustainable Economic Opportunities for Women” – phase 3.
This regional project comes within the framework of the women economic empowerment program, implemented by the association as part of its commitment towards integrating the gender concept in economy, public policies and civil society organizations’ action, in order to fight gender based discrimination.
The Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action recently published a research report by Tina Wallace on Women’s Work in Lebanon. This publication falls within CRTD.A’s regional program “Sustainable Economic Empowerment for Women” (SEOW phase 3).
My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family campaign staged a sit in yesterday outside the labor ministry in Msharafiyeh protesting the ministry’s clampdown on foreign workforce which they said is preventing their non-national children and spouses from work. Women protestors and their families hoisted banners which read, ‘discrimination between men and women citizens is against the law’, ‘no compromise on the rights of women’, ‘children and spouses of Lebanese women don’t need a permit’ and ‘it is my children’s rights to work in their home country’.
Under the banner ‘Mothers’ Day Respited’, My Nationality Is A Right For Me and My Family campaign staged a sit-in yesterday in Riad el Solh demanding ratification of the draft law for granting Lebanese women the nationality to their family members. Nadira Nahas, speaking on behalf of the mothers, and in the presence of nearly 2000 people, said protestors are here to claim their rights as sanctioned by the Constitution of Lebanon.
The Collective of Research and Training for Development Action organized a training workshop entitled “human rights”, its second part was about; security versus freedom, and which rights are the dominating one, preserving tradition versus protection of human rights, and human rights and armed conflict, in its training center in Mathaf.
On the occasion of the Independence Day, “My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign” organized a symbolic sit-in in front of the French Embassy in Beirut demanding the enactment of a nationality bill which is fair and equal for both women and men. Participants, including women concerned and their families, actors and actresses, as well as civil society and feminist activist, hoisted banners that read, ‘we want a nationality law made in Lebanon’, or ‘our independence will only be complete with independent legislations’, or ‘an expired law’, and others.
CRTDA organized a training workshop entitled “Human Rights” in its first part in its training center in the Museum area, on what are Human rights and equality versus equity. Leaders from the steering committee of the Nationality campaign participated in the training and worked over two days, October 13 and 14 of 2016, to develop their abilities through exercises and extensive trainings to acquire skills starting from the following goals:
-Exchanging ideas on what are Universal Human Rights and where they come from
For a long time now, the Lebanese government has followed a policy of building up internal and external public debt, while attempting to deal with its chronic political and economic crisis, thus resulting in a soaring level of indebtedness that has reached USD71.5 billion as per the figures in May 2016. It is worth saying that the current size of debt largely exceeds that of GDP which was estimated at USD 47 billion in 2016 and that is according to the World Bank.
My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family Campaign staged a sit-in yesterday in front of the ministry of education in Beirut to protest last July’s directive by education minister Abu Saab confining registration of High school students to Lebanese citizens only and demanded an equal treatment of the children of Lebanese women with Lebanese students.