Children Undefined: Government shortcomings threaten orphanage in Lebanon

With 175 children to support, the Arab Orphan Home Association orphanage tries to compensate for the government’s shortcomings in supporting the economically marginalised.

Illustration by Christina Atik showing three women holding megaphones. The first woman, with medium-length black hair and a crop top is saying "All the catastrophes are patriarchal." The second woman, with short hair and a loose white shirt continues "And feminism." The third woman, with a white hijab, adds "Is the solution."
On they march: Hundreds protest for women’s rights in Lebanon

Women in Lebanon are angry, and rightfully so. Nationality, criminal, personal status, and labour laws.

The newly-formed Lebanese Cabinet pose with President Michel Aoun.
The new Lebanese Cabinet and the economic reforms we should worry about

Lebanon’s new Cabinet was recently formed, but does that mean enough reform to bring sensible economic policy and quality services?

Hands of a man counting a stack of 50,000 Lebanese liras in an exchange shop in Beirut
This isn’t Greece: On Lebanon’s fiscal deficit, debt cuts, and reform

The president of the Lebanese Economic Association discusses the fiscal deficit, why the Greek analogy is flawed, media claims of debt restructuring in Lebanon, and the need for reform.

Civil War Beirut: The youth needs to know more

The history that is being taught to those students seems to stop in 1943, the year that Lebanon gained its independence from the French Mandate

Passing draft law for National Commission for forcibly disappeared can bring families closure

The law stipulates the establishment of an autonomous independent administrative authority that has all the judicial, administrative, and investigative prerogatives.

The billions in pledges at CEDRE won’t reform the Lebanese economy

Aside from the risk of plunging the country further into debt, financial investments do not ensure a sustainable solution for the future.

Beirut: A Land of Corrupt-unities

The lack of clear accountability mechanisms and unbiased news reporting in Lebanon as a result of clientelism and sectarianism is making the battle against corruption even more complex and difficult to win.

Lebanese drug laws mimic American policies on light drugs

According to Skoun, the metric used by law enforcement’s failure to control drugs is illustrated by the fact that 78% of the total number of arrest constitute drug users, and not dealer and traffickers.

Who is the “Civil Society” that is preparing to run for Parliamentary Elections?

The term “civil society” has been used to describe those who are “active” outside the traditional societal organizations and within oppositional movements against other parts of society, mainly against state authorities.