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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.

Communication for Change - Leadership workshop (part one) for the Nationality Campaign || 18 & 19 November 2014

Tue, 11/18/2014

CRTD.A organized in support of the Nationality Campaign, the first part of a series of workshops entitled "Communication for Change". The event was held on November 18 and 19 at the CRTD.A premises and was attended by the 12 members of the Nationality Campaign Steering Committee. During these two days, and using exercises and various other tools, participants sought to improve their communication skills so as to be able to communicate clearly and convincingly as well as craft compelling messages adapted to different audiences. The training was based on the WLP Multi-Media Training Pack.

The paralysis of the confessionally-plagued ECOSOC is to remain despite the need for it

Thu, 10/30/2014

The 1989 Taef agreement was supposed to lay the foundation for re-building the Lebanese state and its constitutional institutions, but, regretfully many of the clauses of that agreement , notably those focusing on reform, were never actually or effectively implemented.

Widespread violations of public spaces call for a new law to protect citizen’s rights

Tue, 09/30/2014

The violation of public property in Lebanon goes on unabated in the absence of a formal law which would protect public property and ensure that they are equally accessible to all citizens. Alas, public property in Lebanon clearly continues to be hijacked by politicians who are entrusted to protect it.

A second Leadership Workshop for teen girls and boys completed on 16 and 17 September 2014

Tue, 09/16/2014

CRTD.A organised the second part of the Leadership Workshop for young women and men. The event was organised at the CRTD.A premises with 8 young women and men all of whom are children of women active and concerned in the Nationality Campaign. The workshop was based on the WLP Leadership for Youth manual developed by the WLP partner in Bahrain, Bahrain Women Association. The two days sought to build the capacities of the young participants through exercises on developing a joint vision, building alliances, learning from differences, and creativity in finding solutions and laternatives.

A second Leadership Workshop for teen girls and boys completed on 16 and 17 September

Tue, 09/16/2014

CRTD.A organised the second part of the Leadership Workshop for young women and men. The event was organised at the CRTD.A premises with 8 young women and men all of whom are children of women active and concerned in the Nationality Campaign. The workshop was based on the WLP Leadership for Youth manual developed by the WLP partner in Bahrain, Bahrain Women Association. The two days sought to build the capacities of the young participants through exercises on developing a joint vision, building alliances, learning from differences, and creativity in finding solutions and laternatives.

A Leadership Training workshop for teen girls and boys completed on 26 and 27 August 2014

Tue, 08/26/2014

CRTD.A organized a two days Leading to Choices Leadership workshop for the benefit of eight young women and men whose mothers are members in the Nationality Campaign. The training is planned in two phases. The first phase was concluded on the 26th and 27th of August and sought to build the youth capacity on leadership skills, communication, creating a vision, designing a campaign and setting up an action plan. The training used the WLP “Yes, I can” manual developed by the Women Learning Partnership.

The Salary Scale file slips to the bottom whilst the political situation is blocked

Sat, 08/30/2014

After three years, during which the Union Coordination Committee (UCC) struggled to push for the demands of teachers and employees using all legal means, the issue of adjusting the salary scale remains unresolved with no prospects for a happy ending, at least in the foreseeable future. Since the beginning of the movement, this key trade union issue developed in complexity and was taken hostage by local political bickering exacerbated by the current sharp divisions in Lebanon.

A Leadership Training workshop for teen girls and boys completed on 26 and 27 August 2014

Tue, 08/26/2014

CRTD.A organized a two days Leading to Choices Leadership workshop for the benefit of eight young women and men whose mothers are members in the Nationality Campaign. The training is planned in two phases. The first phase was concluded on the 26th and 27th of August and sought to build the youth capacity on leadership skills, communication, creating a vision, designing a campaign and setting up an action plan. The training used the WLP “Yes, I can” manual developed by the Women Learning Partnership.

The Lebanese University in a dire situation whilst private universities prosper and expand

Wed, 07/30/2014

The Lebanese University is in tatters and its future endangered due to its endemic problems and the fact that the ailing Lebanese state has failed its duty to protect and develop its only public university. This is further exacerbated by the competition created by private universities which continue to proliferate and expand both geographically and in the diversity of specialties on offer aided by confessional and political support and protected by a strong and effective “civil” lobby that is capable to influence state decisions.

Appeal from Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees for stopping war on Gaza (in Arabic)

Wed, 07/23/2014

The Israeli war on Gaza Strip has now entered its 14th day while Palestinian death toll has now reached 511 victims. The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees released yesterday an appeal to stop the Israeli aggression on Gaza, and calling on the international community to break the silence on this humanitarian disaster.
To read the full text of the appeal, please click on the following link: Appeal from Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees