In 1943, Lebanon created an agreement that allocated political positions based on religion, culminating in 1975 in a 15-year civil war. Today, Lebanon hosts a reborn democracy struggling with religious and ethnic divides. We address conflicts arising within Lebanon’s diverse society, tensions resulting from the increasing influx of Syrian refugees, security sector reform, and women’s socio-economic empowerment.
SECOND WIND – BEST LOCAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Our film “Second Wind” won the “Best Local Short Documentary”. “Second Wind” follows the lives of several former inmates on their journeys through post-carceral reintegration as they gradually reconnect with their communities. The documentary sheds light on former inmates’ experiences inside the prison system and the lack of opportunities for rehabilitation, both of which further motivated them to seek opportunities to gain a second chance upon their release.
Partners for Justice
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Since 2019, Search for Common Ground (Search) is implementing the Partners for Justice project which aims at reducing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Lebanon by transforming attitudes of women, girls, men, and boys towards patriarchal norms that define masculinities, and addressing the root causes of VAWG in public and private spheres. […]
TOWARDS A GENDER EQUITABLE SOCIETY
Search for Common Ground (Search) in partnership with ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality (ABAAD) implemented the UK AID DIRECT-funded project “Towards a Gender-Equitable Society” in Lebanon. The 12-month project that closed in June 2022 aimed at breaking gender stereotypes and helping reduce sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), including intimate partner violence and child marriage. To […]