Donors and partners: Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights- OHCHR and the European Union 

Objective: To pressure for breaking the barriers for ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons of Disabilities and making the UPR Process an Effective Mechanism, and enhancing the accountability of the Lebanese State with regard to fulfilling commitments to acceptance of international norms by ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and especially women.

For four years (2012-2016), Fe-Male published tens of reports on the implementation of UPR recommendations in reference to the human rights violations in Lebanon. The project focused on producing new media content, from experienced journalists seeking to produce stories about UPR with a special focus on women and girls and the reasons behind the delay in ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.

Key Activities:

  • Launching of the media campaign through a conference that assembled journalists, reporters, NGOs and activists;

  • Establishing a network of more than 30 journalists; with enhanced commitment, perspective, technical knowledge and official access to effectively report on the most complex challenges, was nurtured.

  • Production of more than 80 reports, 30 infographics and 30 videos and uploading them on the UPR’s website (crpd.upr-lebanon.org)

  • Implementing an online advocacy campaign through which the journalists generated reports, wrote articles, produced feature stories, info-graphics, multimedia reports and data based journalism reports that targeted decision makers to push for the ratification;

  • Organizing of a national conference that examined the results of the overall objectives and opened the door for proposing recommendations.