Twelve Year Old Girl Mechanic Video Goes Viral, Gets Dream Job

A lot of children are forced into child labor in Lebanon, and the authorities have made little progress to reduce child abuse. In fact, things have worsened ever since the Syrian crisis began whether thousands of refugees are being forced into the worst forms of child labor. Fatima is a 12 year old girl living in Ouzai and working as a full time mechanic to help out her family. Not only was she too young…

Ozzy Ehden: An Amazing Restaurant’s Message

Jacqueline Makari lost her son to illness and decided to open a restaurant and recruit only employees with mental health problems, to make Ozzy the first of its kind in Lebanon and send out an amazing message. There's not much that needs to be said, just watch this video and make sure to drop by Ozzy when you visit Ehden.
Critiques

A Great Campaign in Support of Domestic Workers’ Rights

1 month ago
When a group of Lebanese women were asked on the challenges their face at home or at work, and what they’d wish their employers would change, they replied asking for shorter working hours, a longer ...
Critiques

There Were 100 Deaths by Suicide in Lebanon This Year So Far

2 months ago
ISF stats reported 100 deaths by suicide so far this year in Lebanon, versus 143 in the year 2017. If we take May by itself, the numbers are quite shocking as 23 death by suicide ...
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LAU’s Dr. Lina Abirafeh Among The World’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy

2 months ago
Lebanese-Palestinian Lina Rafeh, director of the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University, was included on the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2018, a ...
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#ForwardWithLebanon: The Jezzine Hub

3 months ago
The “Jezzine Hub” is a youth-led community center that organizes workshops, cultural activities and offers support for innovative ideas in an attempt to strengthen the involvement of Jezzine young citizens in the socio-economic development of ...
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#ForwardWithLebanon: Mini Football Court in Ain Qana

3 months ago
I remember back when were kids, we’d spend weekends in the village playing football on dirt or on tarmac not because our village was poor, but because it was far from the city and no ...
Critiques

#Elections2018: Polling Stations Still ill-equipped To Accommodate People with Disabilities

3 months ago
Elections are in a couple of weeks and Lebanese with disabilities won’t be able to vote at the majority of polling stations because they are ill-equipped to accommodate citizens with disabilities. Tens of people were ...
Baladi

#ForwardWithLebanon: Lebanon and the EU

3 months ago
Since 2011, it feels like most of the work being done by the international community in Lebanon, has been geared towards refugees. While the refugee crisis has required a lot of support from the rest ...
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Remembering April 13 1975: The Missing Have Been Absent yet Somehow Still Present

4 months ago
Thousands of Lebanese disappeared and have been missing since April 13 1975, their names are still on electoral lists but they’re not here. Their families are still looking for answers but the government has yet ...
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