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





“Coroniyyat” Series
The series consist of 9 theatrical sketches on COVID-19. Each sketch tackles 1 aspect of the pandemic, such as: social distancing, wearing a mask, hand washing hands, the use of public transport, gatherings in closed and crowded places… these sketches aim at demystifying myths and countering fake news on the pandemic, and promoting awareness, scientific facts and means for protection.


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