The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Beirut office is primarily focused on Lebanon and Syria. Regional and local turmoil makes the work of the foundation in these two countries challenging, forcing our office in Beirut to constantly adapt to new social and political changes. To contribute towards a peaceful and democratic transition in the Syrian society, FNF helps by offering conflict resolution workshops and educational trainings to Syrians and in particular to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In Lebanon, our main objective is to support Lebanese start-ups, civil society organizations and liberal political parties.
Liberal Q: Quo Vadis Syria?
Moderated by SPIEGEL reporter Thore Schröder, we highlight Syria 10 years after the first protests erupted. With our two Syrian speakers Lina Sinjab, a BBC Middle East correspondent, and Nazir Madi, a human rights activist based in Germany, we look back at how these were perceived by them back then, but also at how the country looks like today, who the main players are and what the humanitarian situation is.
Women of Lebanon: Caroline Fattal
In our 8th issue, Nicole Hamouche profiles Caroline Fattal, Business Woman and Feminist, who empowers all girls and women around her to achieve their goals through sisterhood and mutual empowerment.
Women in Politics: Political Savvy Skills for Future Female Leaders
FNF Lebanon and FNF Jordan, in collaboration with FNF Europe and IAF Gummersbach, held a three-day virtual visiting programme for 16 Lebanese and Jordanian influential female leaders and activists who work in the field of political participation and civic engagement in politics.
Supporting Cultural Spaces in Lebanon
This paper aims to provide cultural recommendations for Lebanon during this critical moment in its history. Engaging in a collective reflection would enable a thoughtful implementation of new cultural policies over the next few years. These proposals will be backed by legal considerations which are imperative in tackling policy change in general.
“Min Haqqiha” App Launch
FNF and the Lebanese Organization of Defending Equality and Rights (LOUDER) have joined forces to empower women and girls across Lebanon, through our “Min Haqqiha” initiative. Min Haqqiha is a user-friendly mobile application that introduces women in Lebanon to their rights and identifies the areas of gender discrimination and violations in an interactive manner.
OurVoice Akkar - 3D Virtual exhibition
To round up our Syria Week, we want to share with you access to an amazing online exhibition, which features photography from our OurVoice project. OurVoice empowers Syrian refugee children from a camp in Akkar to learn the fundamentals of journalism in a workshop and produce their own content under professional guidance.
Migration Aspirations amongst Syrian Refugees amidst the Financial and Political Crisis in Lebanon
This publication is focused on the migration aspirations of Syrian refugees amidst the financial and political crises in Lebanon. This study by Professor Rima Majed boasts a strong mixed-method approach that combines surveys and in-depth interviews and sheds light on some very interesting research findings.
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