Resources

 

Masar produces youth friendly resources to ensure that citizens, including young citizens have proper access to information, a pre- requisite for their

meaningful participation. Below are Masar’s resources produced and/ or translated into English:

Palestinian Nurses in Lebanon:

A Roadmap to Providing Legal and Social Protection and Security at the Workplace

2020

This study was conducted in the framework of the “Human Rights for Palestinians in Lebanon’’ Program at Masar Association, which aims at advocating the endorsement of human rights for Palestinian refugees while providing them with decent living, pending their return. 

The primary focus of this study is to provide legal and social protection, as well as job security for Palestinian nurses in Lebanon. The study report includes specific recommendations to relevant official and influential bodies. It acts like a road map to ensure employment protection and security for Palestinian nurses in Lebanon. We hope this report will help achieve this goal. The full report in both English and Arabic can be downloaded here.

 

The Universal Periodic Review: Stakeholders Report with a focus on Youth 

2020
Masar prepared and submitted the Universal Periodic Review’s Stakeholders Report (UPR) to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights during July 2020. The report covers Lebanese and young Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon, being the focus of Masar’s work. The Report puts special emphasis on their economic and social rights, as well as their civil and political rights, and tackles the notion of Protection of youth from exploitation and abuse. The report also discusses the situation of young Palestinian refugees in some details. The full report in both English and Arabic can be downloaded here.

 

Human Rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: An Advocacy Dossier

2016
The dossier is listed in 8 sections: the right to personal identity and legal recognition; the right to education and health; the right to freedom of movement and decent housing; the right to work and social security; the right to ownership of property; the right to freedom of association; the right to choose representatives in the local government; the right to a fair trial and the rights of juvenile offenders. Each section showcases: the current state of conditions of Palestinians in Lebanon; incidences of violations of human rights and their impact on both the Palestinians and the Lebanese peoples; breaches of the international conventions and agreements, and finally, recommendations to readdress this reality. In addition to a set of draft laws and proposal in the annexes.

Gauging Perceptions of Palestinian Youth on Key Issues

2016
A report developed and presented to UNRWA and key stakeholders with the support of the Human Security Division at the Swiss Embassy in Beirut based on field work, research and analysis on UNRWA’s adjusted Hospitalization Policy and Communication Strategy with the Palestinian community.

 

A YOUTH open debate with the World Bank Group

2014
In the frame of his 2-day visit to Lebanon, the President of the World Bank Group (WB), Dr. Kim Yong Jim met with young people from universities and civil society organizations in an open debate that lasted over 70 minutes.

The youth open debate is documented by Masar Association as Q&A sample, which focused mainly on unemployment, nepotism in Lebanon, and the war in Syria and its impact on Lebanon.

The Youth Policy Document in Lebanon

2012
The National Youth Policy document in Lebanon- it was endorsed by the Lebanese Council on April 3rd, 2012. The document comprises 136 recommendations divided into 5 sectors: Migration and demographic characteristics, labor and economic participation, social integration and political participation, education and culture, and health.

Islamic Movements in Lebanon

2009
This study aims at understanding the Islamic movements in Lebanon from the political, social, and economic standpoints, following a general approach that does not alienate religion nor submit to it, It rather focuses on bringing to light the reality of Islamic movements targeted here, their influence on society in general, and on young people more specifically, for these youth form the bulk of their followers and supporters.