I am lost with some “studies” using 2005 as a baseline. I can’t stand duplications in the work of International Organisations. They are ready to pay amounts for compilations that exists already, and for action plans that already have been developped in a participatory manner by numerous NGOs and Govermental organisations.
In Lebanon, numerous authors, researchers and Organisations have worked on studies and documents that go beyond that date (2005) or 2006.
For all those who want to do a research about women rights in Lebanon, please do go back to the core CEDAW reports,
please do call NGOs working on legal issues (they are not numerous and phone calls wont take a whole day). (The goodones I advise you to call are : Abaad, Crtda, LFPA, LADE, CFUWI, KAFA, and of course the National Institution that that holds a coordinative and consultative mission that is NCLW:
Moreover you can check some Websites: all Information is available online, this is normal access to information right:
CEDAW report published in 2014 is available online!
Additionly to follow on legal issues, do not hesitate to check the easy and friendly tables published in NCLW reports:
Annual report 2013 (available in English and Arabic) is comprehensive related to the National Campaigns organised by numerous NGOs.
Annual report 2012 covers what happened till the end of 2012. (available in english and arabic)
and Annual Report 2011, shows the great work and details all laws related to women and the efforts done to implement them .
Moreover a full compilation of all the laws that exist in the Lebanese parliament drawers and the decrees presented to/or studied by the council of ministers have been compiled thematically in this big study funded by UNFPA lebanon. (Arabic version)
There is the raodmap worked on with the Lebanese Parliament funded by UNDP and compiling all laws related to women and that has been published in August 2013. AVAILABLE IN arabic .
For those who want to go back to the core texts developped and updated in a participatory manner here is the link for the Women National Strategy 2011-2021 (available in French, english and Arabic). Here is the Link to the National Action Plan 2013-2016 (available in arabic) and that aims to follow up on the implementation of the national strategy goals by various stakeholders.
More than that, all texts quoted previously give credit to all NGOs that have worked on a certain issue, so hearing again the “assumption” that NGOs in Lebanon do not work together or collaborate is in my opinion misleading! and using numbers from 2005 2006 reports a baselines for “legal and contextual researches” is in my opinion outdated.