Child Rights

ALEF Annual Report 2016

As in previous years, the Lebanese government has taken some positive steps towards promoting human rights in 2016, but has missed several opportunities to uphold the country’s international obligations, and failed to address major protection concerns of the general population. The Lebanese criminal justice system continues to overlook many of the international standards set by [...]

Manara: 2017-2021 strategic advocacy planning workshop

ALEF - Act For Human rights, along with its child volunteers, participated in the Manara network's 2017-2021 strategic advocacy planning workshop which took place in Cairo from the 19th till the 21st of December 2016. The workshop granted the child volunteers from the different partner organizations the opportunity to be part of the networks decision [...]

Child Friendly Report on the Right of the Child in Lebanon 2016

The Child led Data Collection (CLDC) methodology engages young researchers in gathering evidence of children’s situations and child rights violations. The methodology is child friendly and produces qualitative and quantitative evidence of everyday needs and priorities which can be used to inform change. Policies and programmes can then use this evidence to focus on needs [...]

Findings Report: Child Led Data Collection – 2016

The Child led Data Collection (CLDC) methodology engages young researchers in gathering evidence of children’s situations and child rights violations. The methodology is child friendly and produces qualitative and quantitative evidence of everyday needs and priorities which can be used to inform change. Policies and programmes can then use this evidence to focus on needs [...]

MANARA network directors meeting

ALEF act for human rights participated to the regional director’s meeting of the MANARA network for child rights taking place in Beirut from 25 to 30 November 2016. The regional meeting focuses on the strategic framework of the network till 2022 including main challenges affecting child rights in the region. The current events in the [...]

Annual Report 2015

The following report highlights Lebanon’s improvements and setbacks of the most pressing human rights issues in 2015. The Lebanese government has shown a willingness to comply with certain human rights matters, however it clearly lacks the capacity and funds to improve legislation, enforce laws, and report to the United Nations (UN) properly. With regard to [...]

Child Lead Data Collection – MANARA Network

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)  PKL Conduct Child led data collection & child led advocacy 2015 – 2016 Arab Network for Child Rights (MANARA) Save the Children International  Nabaa Organization […]

Annual Report 2013

Lebanon’s 20th century civil war not only destabilized Lebanon, but also devastated the country’s development and protection of human rights. Its domestic legal order is now dysfunctional and often does not operate independently from the government. Today, the judicial system is subject to the whimsical decisions of statesmen and is constantly hijacked by opposing forces, [...]