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




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On the occasion of the International Youth Day, Masar association is presenting 7 shows of “Into the Drawers”
during July – September 2024. The theatrical performance aims to shed light on the status of Lebanese youth as well as
on the National Youth Policy endorsed by the Lebanese government in 2012 and the related action plan endorsed in 2022,
and on the importance of their implementation in order to achieve youth best interest.

The language of the performance in Beirut shows: Arabic (Lebanese dialect) with English subtitles.

The language of the performance in Saida, Baakline, Hammana, Tripoli, and Hermel shows: Arabic (Lebanese dialect)

This theatrical performance is for free and is implemented with the support of the Norwegian Embassy in Lebanon. 

Timetable for the 7 shows: 






Ishbilia cinema

27 Jul 2024

7:00 p.m.


The National Library Baakline

المكتبة الوطنية بعقلين

3 Aug 2024

6:00 p.m.


Hammana Artist House

بيت الفنّان حمّانا

16 Aug 2024

8:30 p.m.


Sunflower theatre

مسرح دوار الشمس، الطيونة

20 Aug 2024

8:00 p.m.


Sunflower theatre

مسرح دوار الشمس، الطيونة

21 Aug 2024

8:00 p.m.


Cultural Association Tripoli

الرابطة الثقافية طرابلس

7 Sept 2024

5:00 p.m.


Al Imam al Baker High School

ثانوية الإمام الباقر

14 Sept 2024

5:00 p.m.

 Please be there 30 minutes before the time of the show. Confirmations through WhatsApp: 76-955168


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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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