Projects

Statelessness

“Statelessness”: One of RLS Beirut Office’s main tasks is to make statelessness visible and support counter measures. While on the one hand, we want to shed light on the topic in the context of our region (especially Lebanon and Iraq), we also approach the topic globally and cooperate with UNHCR in their campaign on “Ending statelessness”, as well as the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southern Africa

Feminism in Crisis? Gender and the Arab Public Sphere

“Feminism in Crisis? Gender and the Arab Public Sphere”: A conference on feminism and gender in the public sphere after the 2011 popular uprisings and subsequent civil wars, held at the American University of Beirut on January 19th/20th, 2018, supported by RLS Beirut.

Bidayat Issue No. 18

Bidayat Issue No. 18 : On the occasion of the centenary of the Russian October Revolution of 1917, Bidayat releases an issue on revolution in different times and places, looking back on the events since the Arab Spring of 2011, as well as the Russian October Revolution itself. Supported by RLS Beirut.

Prostitution in Lebanon

Lebanon
Sex Trafficking
Prostitution in Lebanon”: There is little awareness and interest in or outside of academia in the legal complexities of human trafficking and prostitution, state regulations as well as the vulnerability of regulated and unregulated sex workers in Lebanon.
Forum

MINA: Artistic Ports and Passages

Lebanon
Syria
Syrian Artists
MINA: Artistic Ports and Passages:  A cultural space showcasing the use of new artistic practices of Syrian artists in the diaspora. The Art Forum held by the Ettijahat-Independent Culture in Beirut from November 30th to December 3rd, 2017 celebrates Syrian artists in Syria and its neighboring countries, including theatrical, cinematic, visual and musical performances; The forum was supported by the RLS Beirut.

Another Place Beirut

Another Place Beirut: A binaural audiowalk created between Berlin, Beirut, Damascus and other cities, mapping ideas of exile and belonging in the city. The walk is a performance by Victoria Lupton and Doha Hassan, sound by Tim Bamber. After touring several cities, it premiered in Beirut on November 8, 2017 at Metro Al Madina, supported and organized by RLS Beirut. Another Place was originally commissioned by LIFT and Royal Court Theatre in London, 2016.

Understanding the Bodily and Psychic Life of Refugee Women in Lebanon

Lebanon
Refugees
A study by CRTDA on Syrian refugee women's social relationships in their various communities in Lebanon, gaining insight into issues linked to agency, privacy and inter-familial dynamics. Focusing on the women's social capital, the study also aims at creating a framework that can help establishing a more targeted approach for humanitarian and development programs. Supported by RLS Beirut.

Non-Sectarian and Progressive Political Actors in Lebanon

Lebanon
Sectarianism
Neoliberalism
Study: “Non-Sectarian and Progressive Political Actors in Lebanon”
Following up the “You Stink” movement resulting from the garbage crisis that hit Beirut in 2015, this study by Miriam Younes and Maya al Helou takes a close look at political activism in Lebanon, at the possibilities of organizing outside of sectarian boundaries and on the ongoing transformations since 2015.

Workshops on the 2018 Lebanese Parliamentary Elections

In the light of the upcoming parliamentary elections in May 2017, RLS Beirut together with different leftist activists organized workshops on the Lebanese Election law in different regions of Lebanon.

The Conditions of Lebanese Workers in the Business and the Service Sector

Lebanon
Cultural Policies
Social Security
“The Conditions of Lebanese Workers in the Business and the Service Sector”: A study on the pervasive violations against Lebanese worker's rights, Lebanese social security standards as well as health and safety conditions.

Contemporary Non-Sectarian and Progressive Actors in Iraq

Iraq
Sectarianism
War
Study: “Contemporary Non-Sectarian and Progressive Actors in Iraq”
Since the war in 2003, research and media representation of Iraq have been dictated by the notion of a highly sectarian society and political system.

Alliance of Migrant Domestic Workers: “The Journey”

Migrant Workers
Theater
Approximately 250,000 migrant domestic workers live and work in Lebanon in often precarious condition, where the lack of social and legal security gives rise to exploitation and abuse.