Masar is a Lebanese non-governmental organization that was founded in 2005 with the aim to contribute to local and national development processes and the advancement of society. Masar works in holistic development with an equal focus on community and policy levels, thus constantly promoting development, policy change, and good governance. Masar’s programs are based on human rights and the promotion of citizenship while ensuring that empowerment and advocacy are key approaches in the association’s work. It cooperates with youth as an initial point of contact, since it profoundly believes in their abilities.


We envision a secular and inclusive State where every human being is actively engaged, enjoys public freedoms, and where the rule of law is respected and abided by.


At Masar, we are guided by a set of core values, at the center of which lie participatory decision making, diversity, non-discrimination and inclusiveness, human rights, equity, and the promotion of a knowledge society.



Masar Association was founded in 2005 with the aim of contributing to local and national development processes and the advancement of society. Masar operates at the community and policy levels, enabling wide access to information and emphasizing empowerment and advocacy as cross-cutting approaches. In fact, it works with every human being in Lebanon through mobilization, empowerment, participation, networking, and advocacy to achieve development, policy change, and the promotion of good governance.


  • Development through art

  •  Citizens’ empowerment

  • Advocacy

  • Gender mainstreaming

  • Publishing youth friendly resources

  • Replication of successful models

  • Media for development




“Into the Drawers”
theatrical performance by Masar association – a summary video on the opening show held on 16 March 2024 at the Sunflower theatre in Beirut.

The performance was attended by around 300 persons representing youth, NGOs, youth wings in political parties, INGOs, media, and officials, and was followed by a discussion. The performance, which aims to shed light on the status of Lebanese youth as well as on the importance to implement the youth policy endorsed by the government in 2012 and the related action plan endorsed in 2022, was a black comedy, conveying young people’s pain.
In the discussion, participants expressed the importance of theatre in highlighting the causes of the people behind it, referring to Lebanese
youth. The key message from the play is a call to government officials to open the drawers, take out all documents, laws, action plans, and
move forward with their implementation with the aim to achieve the best interest of the Lebanese youth in order to help them steadfast in
their country.

This artistic work is part of a 2-year multi- activity project implemented with the support of the Norwegian Embassy in Lebanon.

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming shows.

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Position Statement
A consultative meeting to discuss the incident of woman harassment over a swimsuit at Sidon beach

– on June 7, 2023 –

Masar Association held a consultative meeting on Friday, June 2, 2023, in the city of Sidon, following the harassment on May 14 of a woman in swimwear and her husband at Sidon public beach.

To download the full statement please click below.



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