1- The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering

2- The Lebanon Family Planning Association

3- The Non-Governmental National Committee for the Follow Up of Women’s Affairs

4- Lebanese Union for Child Welfare

5- OPAC

6- René Moawad Foundation

7- Caritas

8- Dar El Sadaka (The Friendship Home)

9- Imam Al Sadr Foundation





The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering

Address:Chaftari Bldg., Ground floor, Batrakieh.
P.O. Box: 14-5620, Beirut Lebanon.
Tel/fax: 01 370189
e-mail:rdfl@inco.com.lb

Founded in 1976 and registered under the number 25/AD, this organization is a member of the Lebanese Women Council, the Union of Arab Women "Aicha" and the network of Arab NGOs for development. As a Lebanese organization, it collaborates with other Arab democratic women's associations in order to allow women to live freely with dignity and without discrimination.

Main objectives

  • To activate women’s participation in the economic social and political fields
  • To remove all restrictions on the implementation of international regulations calling for the abolition of all kinds of discrimination against women.
  • To implement all clauses of international treaties in order to secure the abolition of injustice towards women in the laws concerning: personal status – citizenship – sentences – social welfare – work.
  • To include women in decision-making within the family, at work, in general politics.
  • To co-ordinate with women’s and democratic movements towards development and modernization

Activities

  • Establishing vocational training centers for women
  • Providing regular literacy courses
  • Developing a healthcare center that caters to 150 patients monthly, in the southern suburbs
  • Organizing conferences and conducting consultations and studies

Publications

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The Lebanon Family Planning Association (LFPA)

Address: Corniche El Mazraa, Masken Bldg.
P.O. Box: 118240
Tel/fax: 01 318575- 311978
e-mail: lfpa@arabnet.com.lb

Founded in 1978, this non-governmental organization aims at promoting reproduction by choice, and not by chance. Member of various organizations, such as the Arab World Region in the International Planned Federation (IPPF), the Lebanese National Permanent Committee and the Lebanese Women Council, it was chosen to be the National Focal Point for Lebanese NGOs in preparation for the Population Forum known as ICPD +5.

Main objectives:

  • To reach a balance between resources and family size
  • To empower and support women and increase their capabilities and involvement in social and economic development.
  • To educate and promote awareness in the field of Reproductive Sexual Health
  • To protect and promote awareness of the youth concerning sexually transmitted diseases and drug abuse
  • To increase awareness on population and development issues

Activities:

  • Establishing vocational training centers for women
  • Establishing clinics and dispensaries that provide, in addition to contraceptives, pre-natal consultation and medical check-ups
  • Organizing workshops on the assessment of the situation of women in Lebanon
  • Organizing numerous conferences and training courses for field workers on women issues, youth, gender and reproductive health
  • Creating awareness programs for Lebanese university students (both sexes but the majority females)
  • Organizing youth camps on reproductive health
  • Establishing a Youth Educational Cell, on reproductive health, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases

Publications

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The Non-Governmental National Committee for the Follow-Up of Women's Issues (Post Beijing)

Address: Ein El Mreiseh, Saab Bldg. 4th floor
P.O. Box: 13/6576
Tel/fax: 01 361035- 03 380185

The National Committee was established in 1996, following the Beijing conference. It aims at coordinating a network of various non-governmental organizations dealing with women’s affairs.

Main objectives:

  • To promote women’s participation in social, political and economic fields
  • To eliminate all forms of discrimination against women
  • To encourage women to exercize their rights and participate in the decision-making process
  • To reinforce communication among women at the local, regional and international levels

Activities

  • Drafting the national report on the Beijing Conference
  • Examining all laws and statutes pertaining to women
  • Providing various training sessions to women in the fields of leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, justice and democracy
  • Drafting a shadow report on the progress made in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Publications

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Lebanese Union for Child Welfare

Address: Hamra St., Rbez Bldg., Ground floor.
Tel/fax: 01 345150

Founded in 1949 and registered under the number 585/AD, the Lebanese Union for Child Welfare was initially affiliated to the International Union for Child Welfare. First of its kind in the Arab world, its activities are spread through out the Lebanese territory.

Main Objectives

  • To implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by Lebanon in 1991.
  • To implement the Lebanese laws concerning children
  • To implement the Charter on the Rights of the Arab child
  • To conduct research and studies on the state of the child in Lebanon
  • To disseminate the principles, resolutions and recommendations adopted at international and regional conferences.
  • To help NGOs, members of the Union, in their activities

Activities

  • Organizing training courses, workshops, conferences on the state of children, and the promotion of their rights

Publications

For all Arabic publications, please refer to Lebanese Union for Child Welfare (Arabic)

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Organisation pour l'Action Civile (OPAC)

Address: Tripoli, Lebanon
P.O. Box: 595
Tel/fax: 06 44009 – 06 610 284

Founded in 1994 and registered under the number 154/AD, this organization seeks to implement various projects in the work field for the benefit of all citizens.

Main Objectives

  • To inform each citizen about the importance of civil society
  • To raise awareness on the importance of volunteer work in all fields within the community
  • To coordinate and join efforts in order to implement all activities, studies that strive to improve civil society in Lebanon
  • To collaborate with all non-governmental organizations in various projects

Activities

  • Organizing training sessions on marketing, financing, legal affairs, accounting and small company management.
  • Providing literacy courses to juveniles
  • Organizing awareness campaigns and conferences on the preservation of the environment
  • Organizing workshops in collaboration with the American Embassy and various non-governmental organizations in the North
  • Organizing seminars on the subject of election laws in Lebanon
  • Organizing seminars on the subject of child health and healthcare in general

Publications

  • For all Arabic publications please refer to OPAC (Arabic)

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