Conflict Management

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 [...]

Human rights and humanitarian law concerns

ALEF – act for human rights is profoundly disturbed by the recent violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) committed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in its operations in Southern Lebanon as well as several Lebanon based non-state armed groups and strongly calls, short of a cessation of hostilities, for the full respect of IHL [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

ALEF – Act for Human Rights is deeply concerned by the recent allegations of torture of civilians detained by the Military Court, calling for an immediate inquiry by independent and competent judicial authorities.

In the aftermath of the violent Tayouneh clashes in the Chiyah area of the southern suburb of Beirut on the 14th of October 2021, more than 20 civilians were arrested upon the request of the military prosecutor for their alleged involvement in the clashes. Ten days later, more than 60 individuals were charged with murder, [...]

تعرب ألف – تحّرك من أجل حقوق الإنسان عن قلقها الشديد حيال المزاعم الأخرية بشأن تعّرض المدني ري المحتجزين من قبل المحكمة العسكرية إلى التعذيب ، وتدعو إلى إجراء تحقيق فوري من قبل السلطات القضائية المستقلة والمختصة

في أعقاب اشتباكات الطيونة العنيفة التي وقعت في منطقة الشياح في ضاحية بيروت الجنوبية يوم 14 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2021، تم اعتقال أكثر من 20 مدنياً بشكل تعسفي بناءً على طلب المدعي العسكري لتورطهم المزعوم في الاشتباكات. وبعد عشرة أيام على الحادثة، وجهت تهم القتل والتحريض وحيازة أسلحة نارية غير مرخصة وتخريب الممتلكات العامة والخاصة إلى [...]

Diversity & Citizenship: A selective teaching of notions

Lebanon has been going through a long series of crises since the end of summer 2019. From a financial collapse to socio-economic hardships coupled with a political deadlock, civil unrest, and a massive explosion that destroyed large parts of the capital Beirut, the country has not been able to address the most basic needs of [...]

Brussels 5 SitRep – Eviction and Social Tension

This brief has been produced by the Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis Working Group (PASC WG) ahead of the Brussels V Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region. The PASC WG is a network of 26 local Non-Governmental Organizations supporting vulnerable Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians. It aims to amplify the capacity [...]