Archive for April, 2015


here is a Call for Proposal I received by the responsible of the project : if you know any interested PR agency that might meet the requirements do share it with them.

good luck.

Rita Chemaly

Search For Common Ground is implementing the project, funded by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) – “Everyone Gains: Promoting Women’s socio economic empowerment in Lebanon”. Within the framework of this project a media campaign to raise awareness on the discrimination against women in NSSF law will be implemented.

A public relations agency will be contracted to conduct a communication campaign that will take place between June and September 2015. The campaign will be run through both mass media and social media and may include TV and radio spots, billboards, videos, etc. Therefore, we are seeking the services of an experienced public relations agency to conduct such a campaign. The Contractor will be responsible for the development of the messaging, format, style and overall planning of the media campaign. The Contractor will work under the direct supervision of SFCG. All activities listed and benchmark in the Terms of Reference, as well as campaign products will be coordinated with, and will need to be endorsed by SFCG.

Interested companies should express their interest and request the full Term of Reference (ToR) by emailing lebanon@sfcg.org and ymasri@sfcg.org

Experience required:

Education degree: No Degree Required Field of education:

Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period: Length of the consultancy is 6 months
Submission guidelines: Interested companies should send CV and letter of interest and request SFCG the Term of Reference delineating the scope and framework of the media campaign by email to the address lebanon@sfcg.org and ymasri@sfcg.org; requests received after the closing date of 30 April 2015 will not be considered.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Yasmine Masri

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You want to know what are the discrimination women are facing in Lebanon till 2014?  you wish to know what improvements were made till 2014?  The Official Cedaw Report of the Republic of Lebanon, that has been prepared by NCLW  (www.nclw.org.lb)  is now available in English and French and Spanish.

Below is a sneak through the table of content of the english version:

“Article 1 Definition of discrimination against women ………………………….. …….. 9

Article 2 The principle of non-discrimination and guarantee of its achievement ……………….. 9

The legislative situation and principle of non-discrimination ……………………… 10

Bills and proposals being studied or monitored .

17 IV. Civil society initiatives and efforts …….”

if you wish to download the versions here they are:

the arabic version is available for download here: https://ritachemaly.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/lebanon-official-cedaw-report-on-women-status-for-2014/

cedaw rapport en francais 2014 officiel Liban

cedaw report official Lebanon 2014 English version

they have been translated by the UN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx 

Rita Chemaly

unhcr translation cedaw lebanon 2014

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Encore une initiative “choc” de l’ONG Sakker El Dekkeneh.

Des PV sur toutes les voitures des grandes rues Beyrouthines, et des grandes villes comme Batroun et Zahleh dans la Bekaa.

Les citoyens ont eu un choc en se reveillant et en voyant des contraventions sur leur voiture ce mercredi matin 1er avril 2015.

En lisant la contravention, ils et elles decouvrent que c’est une campagne de conscientisation menee par les volontaires de l’ONG qui mene son combat contre la corruption dans tous les domaines.

Un nouveau code de la route a ete vote au Liban et sera obligatoire des debut Avril. Le nouveau code a pour but de preserver la vie des citoyens et cityonnes.

alors #Akalta ce matin ? a toi de t’assurer de la limite de vitesse, de passer l’examen pour avoir un permis de conduire et assures toi que tout fonctionne dans ta voiture .L’Etat quant a lui devrait par le biais de ces ministeres s’assurer de l’etat des routes, de l’eclairage ect!!!

voila le Poisson d’avril de la dekkeneh  #Akalta!! 🙂

sakker el dekkeneh des amendes pour informer contre la corruption


Previous posts about Dekkeneh’s activities:

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KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation




Position title: MDW Program Coordinator

Location: Beirut

About KAFA: KAFA is a feminist Lebanese non-profit civil society organization working towards eradicating all forms of gender-based violence and exploitation of women through advocating for legal reform and change of policies and practices, influencing public opinion, and empowering victims.

Since 2010, KAFA has been working on promoting the rights of female migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Lebanon. KAFA’s efforts with MDWs involve advocacy, awareness raising among the Lebanese public and migrant communities, capacity building to empower MDWs, and socio-legal support to victims of exploitation.

Duties: KAFA is seeking a senior program coordinator for its program on MDWs’ rights within the Exploitation and Trafficking in Women Unit. The following duties are requested from the position holder:

          Lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of projects within the MDWs program, as well as manage the day-to-day work of the Unit team

          Work closely with migrant domestic workers communities, provide them with necessary support and capacity building

          Develop materials and conduct awareness raising sessions and training on the rights of MDWs targeting different groups as needed

          Conduct assessments on the needs of migrant domestic workers and write reports about their situations

          Work occasionally nights and weekends to attend migrant community events or to organize activities for migrant domestic workers

          Assist in developing and implementing advocacy demands and strategies

          Liaise and coordinate with public authorities, NGOs, migrant community members, media personnel and other stakeholders in support of KAFA’s advocacy work

          Identify new opportunities in terms of advocacy, actions, and funds

          Respond to and approach media, and represent KAFA in local and international conferences and forums



          Master’s degree or a higher degree in a relevant field (Humanities, Law, Human Rights, Migration and Gender studies)

          A minimum of 7 years of work experience in NGOs, preferably in relation to gender or migration issues

          Good knowledge of human rights and gender issues

          Commitment to the principles of equality and non-discrimination

          Good managerial skills

           Proactive and problem solving

          Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work under stress, in a team, and with people from diverse backgrounds

          Fluency in English and Arabic with excellent writing skills in both languages


Contract terms: One year renewable, with a probation period of 3 months


Submission guidelines: Interested candidates should send their CV and a motivation letter to ghada.jabbour@kafa.org.lb with the subject line: MDW Program Coordinator no later than Friday the 17th of April 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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