Regional training on enhancing gender-equality in audio-visual sector

On the 19th and 20th of February 2020, partner CSOs from the MedFilm project from seven countries; Lebanon, Algeria, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Libya, participated in the regional workshop that addressed the unjust relation between gender and the film making industry. The workshop...

Fe-Male in the Front-lines of the Lebanese Revolution

Since its establishment, Fe-Male has always strived to strengthen the feminist movement, advance women’s rights, spread the demands and voice of every woman and girl, and empower them to take the lead in their lives. On October 17, 2019, Lebanon witnessed the first non-sectarian revolution...

A GENDERED DISASTER RESPONSE PLAN: LEARNING FROM THE PAST

Girls after Beirut exlposion
Fe-Male joined UN Women and 43 other feminist activists & organizations to voice the demand of a gendered response to Beirut’s Blast through the Charter of demands "A GENDERED DISASTER RESPONSE PLAN: LEARNING FROM THE PAST". This Charter represents our concerns and demands for an...

“Promoting Gender Equality and Breaking Stereotypes about Women and Their Role in Films” Regional Conference in Beirut

"This major isn't for females; this is a man’s job; you should take care of the kids, you're their mom...". All the mentioned phrases, are phrases that females are frequently bombarded with when trying to pursue any career that is not "women-oriented" such as...

Fe-Male campaigns against the rise of domestic violence during COVID19: Women and Girls are not numbers!

Ongoing Domestic violence and crimes are faced by Women and girls in Lebanon every day. Some of the cases were reported throughout the media and supported by NGOs, spreading awareness and fighting to get justice for the victims. Unfortunately, till this day, abusers find...

Self-Defense for Women and Girls: Safety away from Fear!

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, figures indicated that 1 out of 4 women in Lebanon are sexually harassed and 49% of those cases are perpetrated by the victims’ close relatives or acquaintances. According to the statistics of the General Directorate of Internal Security...

Women of Beirut: Fe-Male documents women experiences and testimonials related to Beirut explosion

Women stories after Beirut blast 2020
As a result of the Beirut blast on the 4th of August 2020, more than 200 people have died, more than 6000 were injured, few became disabled for life, 300,000 have found themselves displaced, and many remain missing. Pre-existing vulnerabilities are amplified especially for women...

Charter of Demands by Feminist Activists and Women’s Rights Organisations in Lebanon: A Gendered Disaster Response Plan

Feminist activists and women’s rights organizations in Lebanon, signatories to this Charter, are concerned with the human toll of the explosion of the Beirut port which took place on August 4th, 2020. This has come against a background of severe economic hardship, an unprecedented...

Fe-Male launches the first of its kind online directory for women in films in Mashreq and Maghreb region

On April 9, 2019, together with UNESCO, and the European Union, and in partnership with UN Women, Abi Rafraf Association, MENA Media Monitoring, Sweden Sverige and SUD Ecriture, Fe-Male and Dawaer Foundation launched Arab Women in Films online directory on their different social media...

For the First Time in Lebanon: Girls only Street-ball Tournament

“Girls are in need of a safe space to play in freely, entertain, express themselves, and practice the sports they love without being subject to discrimination based on their gender, which many times leads them to quit”. Those were the words of Mona Yaacoub,...