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we have been witnessing a trend of plastic surgery in Lebanon, especially among women.

but some institute are not legal, and do not have the experience required to do surgery and to inject good and legal substance in the lips, or under the eyes, or take some fat off.

for you the campaign that was launched against the illegal plastic surgery centers in Lebanon.

dears do always go to a responsible “Doctor” and not an esthetic or employee in a beauty institute of spa to regain esteem in yourself. 

the consequences on your health can be horrific.

Rita

The article that was published in the Daily Star :

Illegal plastic surgery preys on beauty seekers

BEIRUT: When people ask Dr. Dany Touma how bad the illegal plastic surgery industry has become, he tells them about a young woman who went to a spa for a beauty treatment and left with lips that might be ruined forever.

The woman was at a regular spa appointment when an employee asked her if she wanted something to enhance the size of her lips. When she said yes, a cosmetician with no medical license injected her lips with an unregulated substance.

Her lips will require extensive treatment to correct the damage done, and they may be forever altered.

“It was really an awful substance,” says Touma, who runs a plastic surgery clinic.

A growing, seedy underground of unlicensed cosmeticians are taking advantage of plastic surgery’s huge appeal in Lebanon, preying on people looking for a shortcut to surgically enhanced beauty, experts said Thursday as a group of medical organizations launched an initiative to try and roll back the growing illicit industry.

The push comes ahead of the plastic surgery spike before the summer season, and includes a television advertisement and poster campaign to warn the public about the dangers of unregulated procedures by non-doctors.

“Between disfigurement and cosmetic surgery there is 12 years of medicine. A specialized doctor is your guarantee,” the tagline of the advertisement says.

The illegal and dangerous procedures often use the mostly unregulated space provided by spas, where a makeover and a massage can turn disastrous if spas take advantage of their clients’ trust and relaxation.

The new initiative to fight illegal surgery includes a protocol signed by representatives of the Health Ministry, the Order of Physicians and associations concerned with dermatology and plastic surgery. Their nine-point plan is a bid to try and coordinate a response to a shady industry that is difficult to regulate. The protocol stipulates the pursuit of people practicing illegal surgeries and involves investigative teams and creating lists of cosmetic centers to monitor. The operations are known to take place in pharmacies and other health clinics as well as spas.

“If the doctor [performs a procedure that involves] a complication, people can call the Lebanese Order of Physicians, but if it is a complication by a non-doctor the Lebanese Order of Physicians has no say; the only thing they can do is call the Ministry of Health,” said Touma, explaining the regulatory predicament at a news conference.

Women account for the large majority of plastic surgeries in the country, but men are also increasingly having work done, and doctors say they account for some 30 percent of procedures.

Lebanon is also a medical tourism country that attracts large numbers of foreigners seeking operations.

Popular operations such as nose jobs cost a few thousand dollars, which can be cost-prohibitive for many people in the country who are pressured to fit in with fashion trends despite their low income. Corner-cutting treatments such as fad diets and supplements, and now cheap nonmedical cosmetic surgeries, are increasingly popular for people who can’t afford expensive procedures, doctors say.

Sharaf Abu Sharaf, the president of the Order of Physicians, said it was the government’s responsibility to educate the public about the dangers of the illicit procedure industry, and police things as best they can.

“Our responsibility as professional institutions is to inform the public because they lack the proper knowledge. Because we know what might happen,” Abu Sharaf said.


Source: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2013/Apr-26/215103-illegal-plastic-surgery-preys-on-beauty-seekers.ashx#ixzz2RstWMHTN 

illegal plastic surgery campaign in Lebanon

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Dears, the UNFPA communication office have released the new issues of the newsletter TANSEEQ for Ending GBV in Lebanon”.

as the communication team of UNFPA stiplulates, “This newsletter constitutes Lebanon’s very first national networking tool on Gender Based Violence (GBV). It provides a comprehensive snapshot of activities in the area of GBV undertaken between July and December 2012 in Lebanon. A total of 14 actors in the area of GBV have contributed to the present issue.

 This issue’s special features are:

  • Supplement on the “16 Days to End Gender Violence” and the “White Ribbon” campaigns
  • Section on the Inter-Agency SGBV Task Force operating under the Protection working group for the Syria Humanitarian response
  • Winning articles of the UNFPA-supported GBV article-writing contest  among Journalism students at the Lebanese University”.

 to read this english version:

http://www.unfpa.org.lb/Documents/Tanseeq-6-English.aspx

to read the arabic version:

http://www.unfpa.org.lb/Documents/TANSEEQ-6-Arabic.aspx

 

tanseeq ending gender based violence in leabnon rita chemaly expert on women rights

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Organization: IndyACT

Country: Lebanon

Website: http://www.indyact.org

Job Profile

IndyACT is a global league of independent environmental, cultural and social activists. IndyACT

is currently focusing its operations in the Arab World. Although it is a new organization,

IndyACT has already established several campaigns in the Arab region, especially Lebanon, on

issues such as climate change, resource management, marine and coastal protection, and youth

and women’s rights. The organization’s motto is “Passion with Professionalism” and applies it in

all its campaigns.

IndyACT is currently seeking a Communication Officer.

Job Title Communication Officer

Description

To undertake the planning, development and delivery of IndyACT’s internal and external

communications, including website, monthly newsletter and other member communications

and publications, in liaison with other IndyACT staff; to contribute to wider policy and

communications and IndyACT work programmes.

Required Qualifications

Education

University degree in a related field.

Experience

Two years work experience in communication and campaigning.

Languages

Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic. French is a plus.

General Qualifications

– Personal belief in and support of IndyACT core values.

– Writing and outreach experience.

– Media and awareness-raising experience.

– A strong capacity for analysis, communication and information management.

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Internship: Social and Solidarity Economy

Closing date: 22 Apr 2013
Vacancy number: INT065

UNRISD is now accepting applications for an internship position, under the supervision of the Deputy Director, in the area of Social and Solidarity Economy.
Required qualifications: Currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree programme in the social sciences;
Good understanding of social economy, sustainable development and social movements issues;
Excellent communication skills including written and spoken fluency in English and experience in editing English texts; good working knowledge of French and Spanish desirable;
Proficiency in MS Office package.

Responsibilities: Follow-up activities related to the 6-8 May 2013 UNRISD conference on the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy, These are likely to include assisting with editing, preparing publications, updating the website, serving as a communications focal point and other tasks.
Conducting background research on social and solidarity economy issues;
Identifying governmental, intergovernmental and civil society actors and networks supporting social and solidarity economy initiatives and informing them of the outcomes of the UNRISD project on the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy;

The deadline for applications is 22 April 2013. The internship will be ideally for three to four months, starting mid-June 2013.

If you are interested in the work elaborated above and have the corresponding qualifications, please apply online by clicking the button below and clearly specify your qualifications. Please note that due to limited staff resources only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

In accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme, this internship is not financially remunerated. UNRISD is not responsible for interns’ travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for their medical insurance for the period of assignment.
Source: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BF3C2/search/75625F6BE218C77BC1257B350029BEE1?OpenDocument&utm_campaign=email_alerts_weekly_1_4_2013&utm_medium=email_html&utm_source=en&utm_content=content_link&cntxt=A9003&cookielang=en#top

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Internship: Gender and Development

Closing date: 14 Apr 2013 Vacancy number: INT 066
UNRISD is now accepting applications for an internship in the area of its Gender Programme.  The intern will provide support to the UNRISD Director and project coordinator. UNRISD was established in 1963 as an autonomous space within the UN system for the conduct of policy-relevant, cutting-edge research on social development that is pertinent to the work of the United Nations Secretariat; regional commissions and specialized agencies; and national institutions.
The UNRISD mission is to position social inclusion, equity and justice at the centre of development thinking, policies and practice. We emphasize the essential role of social policies, institutions and actors in development processes and outcomes. We generate and share knowledge through research networks across regions and disciplines. We connect this knowledge and critical analysis with international debates and policy processes. We propose alternative solutions to contemporary development problems.
Qualifications:

  • Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree programme (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns) in the social sciences (social policy, development studies, or development economics is desirable).
  • Strong academic focus on gender
  • Some developing country experience
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office package.

Responsibilities:

  • Finalise and edit research reports on women’s organisations in Asia for publication
  • Liaise with an external research coordinator in a new project on Understanding gender egalitarian change: A perspective from Asia, including setting up country research teams, and assisting in organising an initial project workshop
  • Assist with the finalisation of a report from a workshop on gender research across the UN system.
  • Keep track of / act as a focal point for gender research and activities across the UN system, particularly in relation to the post-2015 process
  • Assist in developing new research proposals including undertaking literature reviews (particularly related to gender and agriculture, and gender and social policy).

Time period The internship is for three months, starting either April or May 2013, with a possibility of extension. The exact start date is negotiable.
Remuneration

  • In accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme, this internship is not financially remunerated.
  • The Institute is not responsible for interns’ travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for their medical insurance for the period of assignment.

Application process If you have the required qualifications and are interested in this position, please apply online by clicking the button below. Please, use the “motivation” section to submit a cover letter specifying your interests and qualifications. Kindly note that, due to limited staff resources, only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
Closing date The deadline for applications is 14 April 2013 (Midnight, Central European Time).

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ToR_PAR-Coordinator_Lebanon (2)

ToR_PROWD_Communication Consultant

Cover of Ilo report working with domestic workers 1980-2012

Cover of Ilo report working with domestic workers 1980-2012

dears,
ILO in lebanon is seeking for a national research consultant and a communication consultant for a project aiming to promote the rights of Women Domestic Workers;
Kindly find attached the 2 TORs related to the counsultancies,

also, for you to know more about ILO work in this field,
I am attaching the link of a report of 92 pages related to the program : PROWD OF ILO: Promoting Rights of Women Domestic Workers Programme (PROWD); The report is intitled “Working with Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon (1980-2012): A mapping of NGO services ” and has been prepared by Marie-Jose Tayah,
the direct link to the report is http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/arpro/beirut/downloads/events/2012/prowd_2012/report.pdf

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Second Call for Applications

A new Call for Applications for the MEDASTAR Programme has been launched. It will be open between December 10th, 2012 (12:00 p.m., Spanish time), and February 14th, 2013.

About MEDASTAR

MEDASTAR (Mediterranean Area for Science, Technology and Research) is a project that aims for broader co-operation between Europe, Egypt and Lebanon putting emphasis on science, technology and research.

The project is devoted to creating a mutual forum for scientific cooperation, acknowledgement and exchange. It takes into account the objectives (both general and specific) of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand1 (EMA 2-1) call and the objectives and expected results of Egypt and Lebanon as reflected in their national reports on the state and development of education.

MEDASTAR will actively respond to the needs of Egypt and Lebanon for higher education, in accordance with their level of development. Attention will be given to the promotion of equal opportunities and the values of democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

flyer egypt and lebanon to Europe universities

http://www.medastar.eu/press_kit/flyer_egypt_lebanon_to_europe.pdf

Scholarchips for academic exchange from europe to lebanon or egypt:

http://www.medastar.eu/press_kit/flyer_europe_to_egypt_lebanon.pdf

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