Publications

Addressing Key Issues Concerning Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The Working Group for Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon (WG PASC) is a voluntary, inter-organizational network of 31 local CSOs, facilitated by ALEF - act for human rights. Open to all local CSOs working with individuals affected by the Syrian crisis, WG PASC aims to enhance the capacity and influence of CSOs [...]

Community Perceptions Report September – November 2023

ALEF – act for human rights is implementing the WE’AM project (Working for Engagement, Acceptance and Mediation), funded by the EU and lead by OXFAM, which aims to contribute to a people-centered recovery of Lebanon, in line with 3RF and particularly its Pillar 3 focusing on supporting a socially cohesive environment. Considering the multi-layered crisis [...]

Community Perceptions Report December 2023 – February 2024

ALEF – act for human rights is implementing the WE’AM project (Working for Engagement, Acceptance and Mediation), funded by the EU and led by OXFAM, and which aim is to contribute to a people-centered recovery of Lebanon, in line with 3RF and particularly its Pillar 3 that supports a socially cohesive environment. Considering the multi-layered [...]

The Use of Force in Lebanon

Overview of the Enforced Legal Framework Monitoring and Analyzing the Human Rights Violations Committed during the Past Five Years The image of police officers is often associated with the exercise of force, though most police operations do not necessitate the use force. Only a handful of tasks require the use of force or the threat [...]

Improving Protection of Syrian Refugees and Mitigating Social Tensions in Lebanon through Effective Durable Solutions

Twelve years since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, the humanitarian crisis resulting from the massive flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon goes beyond an emergency that can be addressed through relief programs solely. The “crisis” has become “protracted displacement” requiring a radical paradigm shift, through focusing efforts on finding effective durable [...]

Peacebuilding and Social Stability Challenges Faced by Municipalities within a Context of Ongoing Crises in Lebanon

In order to better understand the challenges faced by local governments, at the frontlines of community relations, ALEF conducted series of semi structured interviews with various stakeholders from municipalities across Lebanon to assess the current state of local authorities. To do so, ALEF selected several municipalities across Lebanon based on their diverse demographic composition to [...]

Informal Dialogue Meetings with Religious Leaders to Contribute to Freedom of Religion and Belief

ALEF - Act for Human Rights and Dialogue for Life and Reconciliation – Lebanon (DLR), launched a series of informal dialogue meetings that would engage religious leaders in contributing to freedom of religion and belief, between June and August 2022, among members of the Sustainable Network of Religious Leaders in the North of Lebanon, an [...]

In the Name of Religion: Women’s unequal rights in Lebanon

Freedom of religion or belief must not be used for ends that conflict with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or other applicable human rights instruments. In Lebanon, religion has a significant impact on the social, political. As a result, the overall situation of women is impacted. The dominant culture and religions are key influencers in gender-based discrimination. [...]

Brussels Conference VI: Local Organizations’ Brief

Amidst an unprecedented economic crisis, a pandemic and political turmoil in Lebanon, local non- governmental organizations are facing an array of challenges that are impeding their missions. The Working Group for Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis (WG-PASC) is a network of 24 local organizations that work on humanitarian aid, protection services and policy reform [...]

Refugee Protection Watch – Annual Report 2021

This research concludes that Syria is still not a safe destination for return, and that conditions within Syria are further deteriorating. At the same time, living conditions within Lebanon continue to deteriorate severely, and pressure to return to Syria is increasing. Refugees lack reliable and up-to-date information on conditions inside Syria. Viable and sustainable alternatives [...]