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Launching Four National Studies on Gender Based Violence in Lebanon: Evidence-Based Planning for Better Prevention and Response

Event Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Women in Lebanon are subject to various forms of violence: domestic, physical, sexual, psychological, economic, political and symbolic. Despite the prevalence of violence against women, data remains scarce and scattered and efforts for ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) remain modestly coordinated. Recent concerted efforts between governmental institutions and civil society organizations supported by the media have succeeded in voicing the issue of GBV in Lebanon and promoting it to the public debate such as the draft law for protecting women against domestic violence and which was led by the national coalition

“Our Health, Our Right... Let’s Take a Stand”: Y-PEER Lebanon Uses Games, Theatre and Dance to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness Among High-School Children On World AIDS Day

Event Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, under the patronage of H.E Minister of Public Health, and in partnership with the National AIDS Control Program, Y-PEER Lebanon is organizing a two-day HIV/AIDS awareness event among high school students, with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The event is entitled “Our Health, Our Right... Let’s Take a Stand” and it aims at raising awareness among high school children on HIV/AIDS and consists of three main activities: an educational Games Circuit, a Theatre Performance produced by school students and a Dance Performance on the ‘Let’s fight for change’ song produced by the Y-PEER network and professionals.

World Population Day

Event Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
This year's World Population Day will kick off the World at 7 Billion Campaign.

International Youth Day

Event Date: Friday, August 12, 2011

International Day of Peace

Event Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

International Day of Older Persons

Event Date: Saturday, October 01, 2011

United Nations Day

Event Date: Monday, October 24, 2011

Day of the 7 Billion: UNFPA Welcomes Newborns and Promotes Awareness in Public Hospitals

Event Date: Monday, October 31, 2011
On 31 October 2011, world population turned 7 Billion. In an attempt to concretize the symbolic importance of the 7 Billion day, UNFPA organized a campaign to welcome the Lebanese 7 Billionth babies. This initiative was organized jointly with the Ministry of Public Health and the Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The initiative attempted to reach every girl and boy born on 31 October, from the dusk till dawn. It was implemented in 17 public hospitals throughout Lebanese regions namely: Baalbek, Zahle, Hermel, Beirut, Rashaya, Dahr Al Bashiq, Siblin, Marjayoun, Mays, Tyre, Saida, Nabatiyeh, Halba, Byblos, Tripoli, Dinniyah, Wadi Khaled. In these 17 maternity wards, midwives distributed welcome packages to newborns and their mothers. Packages included promotional baby material around the 7 billion logo as well as informative pamphlets providing guidance on neonatal, family planning and sexual and reproductive health to both parents. Newborns were also provided with a birth certificate outlining their commitment to safeguard the future of the planet, as a reminder of the shared responsibility to care for each other.

Launch of State of World Population Report: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion

Event Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Seven billion people will inhabit the earth on 31 October.

This year's State of World Population report, People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion, looks at the the dynamics behind the numbers. It explains the trends that are defining our world of 7 billion and documents actions that people in vastly different countries and circumstances are taking in their own communities to make the most of their--and our--world.

The report makes the case for sound planning and investing in people.


“Celebrities’ call to Youth: Let’s talk about HIV/AIDS” - Nadine Njeim, Mashrou’ Leila, and Ronin & Nesta Partner with UNFPA on HIV/AIDS Youth Awareness Campaign

Event Date: Friday, November 18, 2011

Nadine Njeim (Actress), Mashrou’ Leila (Musical Band), and Ronin & Nesta (DJs) will be the celebrity figures of the upcoming “Let’s Talk Campaign”, an innovative initiative for breaking the taboos surrounding HIV/AIDS in Lebanon and promoting awareness on HIV/AIDS among Lebanese youth. As such, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the celebrities and the Youth Peer Education (Y-PEER) in Lebanon on November 18 in the premises of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Lebanon.


International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Event Date: Friday, November 25, 2011

Launching the “Guide for Working in Women Prisons in Lebanon”

Event Date: Monday, November 28, 2011

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and under the Auspices of H. E. Marwan Charbel, Minister of Interior and Municipalities, the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University and the United Nations Population Fund launch the “Guide for Working in Women Prisons in Lebanon”.

The guide will benefit to a wide array of parties, mainly: local civil society (especially social workers) and international bodies dealing with the affairs of prisons in Lebanon; religious institutions; officials in charge of prison management; decision-makers regarding prisons.



World AIDS Day

Event Date: Thursday, December 01, 2011
International day for Disabled

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Event Date: Saturday, December 03, 2011

Announcing Winners of Article-Writing Contest on GBV among Lebanese American University Students

Event Date: Monday, May 27, 2013

This contest came as a result of 4-day training in April 2013 targeting 21 media students at the Lebanese American University with the objective to strengthen their knowledge, understanding and communication on the issue of GBV in order to find new angles for effectively and ethically reporting and covering GBV issues.  The articles were reviewed by a jury composed of 5 officials from various sectors and knowledgeable in the area of GBV: Government, NGO, Media, and United Nations. 

Latest update: 11/11/2011