Projects

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.

Round-table on Socio-Economic Rights

Organized by RLS Beirut and Lebanon Support, these roundtables seek to put social and economic rights on the agenda of public discussions and initiatives. Until now, two roundtables were held, one on “the Taxation System in Lebanon: Between Collection and Justice” with speaker Ziad Abdel Samad (Nov 2017), the second on “Fault Lines of Mobilisation for Worker's Rights” with speakers Dr. Lea Bou Khater and Mohammad Zbeeb (March 2018).

Beauty and the Yield – Cosmetic Surgery as Neoliberal Entrepreneurship in Lebanon

Lebanon
Beauty Industry
“Beauty and the Yield – Cosmetic Surgery as Neoliberal Entrepreneurship in Lebanon”: A study by Elia El Khazen, that seeks to analyse the practices of cosmetic surgery in Lebanon in relation to their socio-economic context.

Alliance of Migrant Domestic Workers

Migrant Workers
Activism
A series of workshops organized by RLS Beirut in cooperation with the Alliance of Migrant Domestic Workers dealing with legal issues, women’s rights, and possibilities of organization and activism for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.

Contemporary Non-Sectarian and Progressive Actors in Iraq

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

“Feminist Scribbles” Comic

Social Justice
Feminism
Sexual Harassment
Artist and Gender Studies scholar Maya el Helou is creating a new and simple medium of communication for issues of gender and sexuality in Arabic through visual comics.
Forum

A Maid for each

Lebanon
Kafala
Website “A Maid for each”: Following the documentary movie “A maid for each” (2016) by Lebanese film director Maher Abi Samra, RLS Beirut and Public Works together with Maher Abi Samra are creating a website on migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. Based on the research for the movie, but also exceeding that format, the website focuses on four crucial dynamics: the recruitment agency, the law and political power, the relationship between the employer and the maid, and the maid itself.