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




happening now

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.



“Into the Drawers”, a theatrical performance by Masar association
that sheds light on the status of Lebanese youth and the importance to implement the youth policy document that was endorsed by the
Lebanese government in 2012 and its related action plan in 2022.
Masar uses art as a vehicle for achieving development and as an
advocacy tool for policy change. A total of 8 shows will be performed
across the Lebanese governorates, and discussions with youth and
relevant stakeholders will follow each show. The Opening is on
16 May 2024 at the Sunflower theatre, Tayyouneh, Beirut.
Stay tuned for more information!


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