Bayan, 19, “Women are all of the society and not half of it”

Bayan Akkari is 19 years old, and if she had the means, she would have changed the world. Tall, slim and self-confident, Bayan Akkari believes that women are all of the society, not half of it. “Women are the ones who raise children, girls and boys. They are therefore responsible for the way society looksContinue reading “Bayan, 19, “Women are all of the society and not half of it””

Bayan, 19 ans, «les femmes c’est toute la société»

Bayan Akkari a 19 ans, et si elle avait les moyens, elle aurait changé le monde. Grande mince et sûre d’elle-même, Bayan Akkari estime que les femmes c’est toute la société et non la moitié. «Ce sont elles qui élèvent les enfants, filles et garçons. Elle sont donc responsables du regard que toute la sociétéContinue reading “Bayan, 19 ans, «les femmes c’est toute la société»”

Ghaïda Nawam: La sensibilité n’est pas une faiblesse elle nous aide à voir les choses différemment et à être solidaires

Ghaïda Nawam est la cofondatrice de Nusaned, une ONG libanaise qui a vu le jour il y a peine un an et qui a rapidement grandi. Aujourd’hui Nusaned fait partie d’un consortium d’ONG locales couvrant plusieurs régions libanaises. Elle est aussi la partenaire de CARE International sur des projets de reconstruction de Beyrouth. «Depuis queContinue reading “Ghaïda Nawam: La sensibilité n’est pas une faiblesse elle nous aide à voir les choses différemment et à être solidaires”

Ghaïda Nawam: Empathy and Sensitivity are not weaknesses, it helps us see things differently and show solidarity.

Ghaïda Nawam is the co-founder of Nusaned, a Lebanese NGO that was founded barely a year ago and that has grown rapidly. Today Nusaned is part of a local NGOs consortium covering several Lebanese regions. It is also the partner of CARE International on Beirut reconstruction and basic assistance projects. “Since I was little myContinue reading “Ghaïda Nawam: Empathy and Sensitivity are not weaknesses, it helps us see things differently and show solidarity.”

Beirut Blast: 6 months on and still burying the dead

“With the money I received, I bought a tomb in the cemetery for my son. I had never thought of it before. I did not know also that it costs 5,000 US dollars!” says 65-year-old Hayat Abou Chakra showing a picture of the marble tombstone she had made for her son Chady who was 38Continue reading “Beirut Blast: 6 months on and still burying the dead”

حياة، 65 عاماً، فقدت ابنها في الانفجار “أنسى، أحياناً، ما حصل، فأراني انتظر عودته” بفضل المساعدات التي تلقيتها اشتريت مدفناً لابني، لم أفكر في ذلك من قبل. كما أنني لم أكن أعلم أنه يكلف 5000 دولار أميركي. تشير حياة أبو شقرا وهي تبرز صورة تظهر اللوح الرخامي الذي صنعته لشادي ووضعته على باب القبر الجديدContinue reading

Hayat, 65 ans, a perdu son fils dans l’explosion

« Parfois j’oublie ce qui s’est passé et je me mets à attendre son retour » « Avec les aides que j’ai reçues j’ai acheté une place au cimetière pour mon fils. Je n’y avais jamais pensé auparavant. Je ne savais pas non plus que ça coute 5000 dollars américains » souligne Hayat Abou Chakra, montrant image à l’appuiContinue reading “Hayat, 65 ans, a perdu son fils dans l’explosion”

حياة، 65 عاماً، فقدت ابنها في الانفجار “أنسى، أحياناً، ما حصل، فأراني انتظر عودته” بفضل المساعدات التي تلقيتها اشتريت مدفناً لابني، لم أفكر في ذلك من قبل. كما أنني لم أكن أعلم أنه يكلف 5000 دولار أميركي. تشير حياة أبو شقرا وهي تبرز صورة تظهر اللوح الرخامي الذي صنعته لشادي ووضعته على باب القبر الجديدContinue reading

6 months on, Beirut blast still sends shockwaves through determined yet depleted Lebanese communities

Beirut, Lebanon, 4 February, 2021–Six months after the explosion at the Beirut port, Lebanon continues to face multiple and acute crises, with over half the population living below the poverty line and without a stable source of income. No meaningful recovery can be achieved without involving women and local civil society in finding a solutionContinue reading “6 months on, Beirut blast still sends shockwaves through determined yet depleted Lebanese communities”

Ibrahim and Mathab dip their bread in their tea to quench their hunger

Their names are Ibrahim and Mathab. They are 6 and 9 years old. They are brothers and sisters and they live in Nabaa, a slum in the north of Beirut. They are originally from Qamoshli in Syria and they have lived for 5 years. Ibrahim and Mathab do not go to school. They don’t haveContinue reading “Ibrahim and Mathab dip their bread in their tea to quench their hunger”