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.

Lebanese women in politics discussed at the American University of Beirut

“If we lower the gender-gap by 25 percent, there would be an economic empowerment of 5.8 trillion of the global economy”

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.

Election monitoring organizations ensure democratic voting in Lebanon

Organizations are playing a major role in overseeing the electoral process, each ensuring a democratic and just election period through their own tactics.

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.

NSSF Scandal Shows the True Colors of Lebanese Government

Charges were filed by a national civil movement called UnitedForLebanon following the procurement of evidence and documents proving the embezzlement and misappropriation of funds.

On the Importance of Looking

Despite the helplessness and the international community’s failure in stopping the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, continuing to look and refusing to remain silent is still valuable, especially when we consider four factors.

Megaphone, the new media kid playing with the big guns

Megaphone provides “an alternative way of commenting, and analyzing news through fact-checking and in-depth analysis”, especially of topics avoided in the mainstream media, such as LGBTQ+ issues.

Lebanese youth network demands student contract to safeguard rights

The final objective, and in the context of the upcoming elections, is to reach out to the Ministry of Education and demand that the state regulates and monitors the performance of private and public institutions of higher education.

LAU hosts a discussion on “Women and Political Representation after the Arab Uprisings”

Regimes have resorted to “state feminism” to appease popular and grassroots agitation for more women’s rights, as well as to diffuse international pressure.