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News and Events

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.

On rights of women to pass nationality to their family: No equality or citizens’ rights in a sectarian regime

Thu, 04/09/2015

The occasions of Mother’s and International Women’s Day created an opportunity for Lebanese women to challenge discrimination against them, particularly when their basic rights in citizenship and equality are still denied. On Sunday March 22nd, which coincided with Mother’s Day, ‘My nationality is a right for me and my family campaign’ organized a sit in at Riad El Solh Square in Downtown Beirut, to reiterate their demands and raise their voice in denunciation of the persisting position of politicians in denying their rights.

Lebanese women in a sit-in against discrimination: My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family

Sun, 03/22/2015

My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign staged a sit-in on 22 March 2015 in Riad Al Solh, in downtown Beirut. For that purpose hundreds of participants converged to Riad Solh square from across the country, from the South, the North, Beqaa, Beirut and Mount Lebanon areas. The Regional Coordinator of the Campaign, Lina Abu Habib, stressed “rights are indivisible and are not subject to discriminatory considerations,” describing as pointless the political approach that withholds the rights of citizens in favor of narrow confessional interests.

Communication for Change - Leadership workshop (part two) for the Nationality Campaign || 18 & 19 February 2015

Wed, 02/18/2015

CRTD.A organised the second part of its training entitled 'Communication for Change' for the benefit of 14 activists in its nationality campaign. Participants worked during two days on 17 and 18 February on honing their communication skills with the media using the Women Learning Partnership multimedia pack developed for this purpose.

Hariri Public Hospital in Beirut and the failure of the national health care system

Fri, 03/06/2015

Since its inception in 2005, the Hariri Public Hospital in Beirut was designed to become a model of the hospitalization sector in Lebanon and the Middle East in view of its size and the diversity of its services. Yet, this model that is now in crisis is raising serious questions on the ways in which successive governments have approached health and hospitalization issues.

What is behind the delayed yet stringent measures to limit refugee influx?

Wed, 02/11/2015

Four years after the outbreak of the war in Syria, and the resulting inflow of Syrian refugees who recorded a total of 1,154,593 persons in January 22, 2015, according to UNHCR figures, the Lebanese government finally decided to take action to curb the flow. The decision of the government included a set of policies to become effective on December 31, 2014, in order to regulate their entry and presence in the country. These new measures raised wide concerns and objections from several political sectors.

The second Regional Partners Meeting of the SEOW3 project held in Beirut from 15 to 17 December 2014

Mon, 12/15/2014

Thirty three activists from Arab CSOs; rights based, feminist and development organisations working in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Morocco, met in Beirut upon the invitation of CRTD.A to take part in the second RPM of the SEOW3 project which was held over three consecutive days from 15 to 17 December 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress of the programme implementation; to discuss the overall context in the Arab region and its impact on women's position with focus on their economic rights.

In Lebanon, even garbage collection is subjected to confessional apportioning!

Tue, 12/30/2014

In Lebanon, garbage collection is at the center of political bickering and confessional polarisation in the context of policies that are largely short-sighted. With the deadline for the closure of the Naameh – Ain Darfil rubbish dump nearing, as well as the coming to end of the Averda Group (Sukleen and Sukomi) contract, which regulates the treatment of household solid waste, Lebanon seems now at the verge of an environmental crisis.

RUWOMED training on economic projects || phase II || 25 & 26 November 2014

Tue, 11/25/2014

The Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action (CRTD.A), organized on 25 and 26 of November, 2014, at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Beirut, the second phase of the first part of the Capacity Building Cycle (CBC) which it is implementing the framework of RUWOMED project entitled: “Supporting and connecting rural women’s traditional know how in the Mediterranean through the promotion of fair trade products”. The RUWOMED project is a regional initiative implemented by CRTD.A in Lebanon, PARC in Palestine and ACCP in Spain. RUWOMED is funded by the EU and ENPI.

RUWOMED training on economic projects || 13 & 14 November 2014

Thu, 11/13/2014

The Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action (CRTD.A), organized on 13th and 14th of November, 2014, at the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Beirut, the first phase of the Capacity Building Cycle (CBC) which it is implementing the framework of RUWOMED project entitled: “Supporting and connecting rural women’s traditional know how in the Mediterranean through the promotion of fair trade products”. The RUWOMED project is a regional initiative implemented by CRTD.A in Lebanon, PARC in Palestine and ACCP in Spain. RUWOMED is funded by the EU and ENPI.

The current food safety campaign: brouhaha with no serious outcomes

Sun, 11/30/2014

The present campaign launched by the Minister of Health, Wa2el Abou Faoor, to combat food corruption in bakeries, butcheries and food stores uncovered, yet again, the level of disorientation and weakness of public institutions and their limited capacity to address such a vital issue for citizens.
Abou Faoor’s revelations of the names of institutions in violation of the law stirred vibrant and divergent reactions, both on official and economic levels, while receiving warm welcome and support from the public.