Gender Equality and Nutrition: Women’s Empowerment as a Tool Against Malnutrition in the Middle East

Edited by: Jessica Doumit Gender equality is defined as “the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities, the allocation of […]

Preserving Beirut Through Dia Mrad’s Lens

Edited by: Jessica Doumit A qualified architect but photographer by profession, Dia Mrad has taken on a career animating Beirut’s old buildings. Using photography as […]

Can Lebanon’s Winds of Change Extend to Prison Reform?: A Discussion with “Second Wind” Directors Nessim Stevenson and Tariq Keblaoui
Can Lebanon’s Winds of Change Extend to Prison Reform?: A Discussion with “Second Wind” Directors Nessim Stevenson and Tariq Keblaoui

Forward: In a fabric of collapsing infrastructures, the daily challenges endured by former prison inmates in Lebanon often go untold. Many inmates charged with nonviolent […]

Fann w Fenjen: Carlo Kassabian and Badih Ghanem

Foreword Having moved to Paris in August, I was excited to discover the art and design scene that the city is so well-known for. Scrolling […]

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Lebanon: Denying the Basic Right of Nationality
Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Lebanon: Denying the Basic Right of Nationality

The inability of Lebanese women to confer their nationality to their spouses and children not only denies them their basic human rights, but also deprives their families, who are subsequently left without citizenship rights. These include the right to education, healthcare, property, and employment, often leading to psychological consequences and a possible dismantling of the family unit.

Being a Part of the Solution, One Garden at a Time: An Interview with SOILS Permaculture Association Lebanon
Being a Part of the Solution, One Garden at a Time: An Interview with SOILS Permaculture Association Lebanon

Foreword  Harmonizing the interaction between humans, nature, and food systems is the very mission of SOILS Permaculture Association Lebanon. For the past seven years, SOILS […]

Dispossession, Gender Identity, and Wellness in Lebanon: Marginalized Refugees Endure Growing Barriers to Basic Healthcare
Dispossession, Gender Identity, and Wellness in Lebanon: Marginalized Refugees Endure Growing Barriers to Basic Healthcare

Introduction Over the past decade, more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon at an unprecedented rate. With a total population approaching 4 million people, Lebanon presently hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Lebanon’s population has hence grown substantially since this mass influx, a drastic increase that has placed significant pressure on the country’s institutions and health facilities. […]

The Power of a Family’s Voice in Helping with the Mental Health of the Lebanese Youth
The Power of a Family’s Voice in Helping with the Mental Health of the Lebanese Youth

Editor’s note: Your mental health is important; do not ignore it. We urge you to seek help or talk to someone. If you are suffering from mental health issues or are having suicidal thoughts, please seek assistance immediately and reach out to the national suicide hotline in your country of residence.  Know that you are not alone, no matter where you are in the world.  […]

How Corruption Corroded Healthcare and Electricity in Lebanon
How Corruption Corroded Healthcare and Electricity in Lebanon

From children and adolescents rummaging through rubbish bins in search of scraps of food or aluminum cans, to elderly people selling minuscule commodities on the streets of Beirut and deprived of any modicum of social protections to live out their twilight years in dignity, Lebanon’s socioeconomic collapse is in full swing. In mid-2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was still in its early stages, it was […]

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