ACGEN: Active Citizenship and Gendered Social Entitlements Event Spotlights

Wed, 8 Jan, 2014
The fate of the proposed new law for reviewing public salary scales remains unclear despite the declaration made by MP Ibrahim Kanaan, the president of the parliamentary commission in charge of its review, and who stated that the said commission completed its review and introduced some changes on the proposals following which the law petition was sent to the assembly for endorsement. more
Wed, 11 Dec, 2013
Manifestations of xenophobia and bigotry appear to be intrinsic to the social and psychological makeup of a large section of the Lebanese population and are intimately associated with their perception of the other. For decades, Palestinians refugees have suffered as a result of this attitude, that was accompanied with discriminatory legislation and which more recently have hit migrant workers. more
Fri, 1 Nov, 2013
Lebanon has witnessed during the past two years a worrying increase in calls for protecting the rights of confessions (rather than individuals), the last of which was the creation of the “land movement”, a new group which, according to its by-laws published in the official gazette (date: 20-6-2013- No 27- proclamation No 1080), seeks to oppose and halt the selling of land in Christian areas. more
Mon, 7 Oct, 2013
With the quasi absence of free health services, nearly one third of the Lebanese population, most of whom are amongst the poor or of limited income, largely rely on the services of the NationalSocial Security Fundwhich suffers from chronic administrative and financial problems thus affecting a large section of citizens of Lebanon. more
Wed, 4 Sep, 2013
Lebanonwitnessed during the past weeks degradation in the security situation marked by a chain of explosions that hit the Southern Suburbs and Tripoli, resulting in more than 70 dead and 800 wounded. For Lebanon, this is not exceptional news, but rather the manifestation of sliding instability, the general deterioration of the overall situation in the country, and the reemergence of climates similar to those that preceded the outbreak of Lebanese civil war in 1975.   more
Mon, 29 Jul, 2013
In an unexpected surge of conscience, Lebanese politicians and parliamentarians suddenly realized the responsibilities they carry towards protecting women from domestic violence.  As a result, the Parliamentary Commissions endorsed, during their sessions of 22 July, the law petition to protect women from violence after including some significant revisions to the initial proposal.  This endorsement followed the gory murder of Roula Ya3coob by her husband in Halba.   more
Tue, 9 Jul, 2013
Once again, Lebanese Parliamentarians place their own political interests ahead of those of women and men citizens and their rights, at a time of deepening political rift and polarization and a heightened struggle for power in the country. more
Wed, 5 Jun, 2013
The issue of protection for the elderly, the dream that the Lebanese have long aspired to achieve, has resurfaced to public and government spotlights following the submission by the International Labor Organization (ILO) of a new project proposal for a retirement system, thus raising new hopes of ending 49 years of anticipation to adopt a retirement system for the private sector. more
Tue, 2 Apr, 2013
The Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action organised, in collaboration with Chaml, a seminar on “personal status laws and cross-confessional marriages in Lebanon”.  The event was organised on Wednesday April 27th in Beirut within the framework of CRTD.A’s work in Active Citizenship and Gendered Social Entitlements and was attended by 36 invitees from sister organisations, activists as well as from various media institutions. more
Tue, 26 Mar, 2013
Lebanon is currently witnessing political toing and froing regarding the issue of civil marriage which has come to the forefront again after the public initiative taken by Nidal Darwish and Khouloud Sukarieh.  The latter  has caused an uproar of discontent on the one hand as well as  with support and solidarity on the other.  more