Stories


A Palette of Women Creativity & Economic Empowerment

"A painting that really inspires me is this one," said Ghada El Khoury, pointing to a drawing of a woman gazing at her own reflection in the window.  


Standing up against SGBV

Living in a deteriorating and challenging environment, one could lose hope in fighting for what is considered a right. Vulnerable people and mainly women would feel frustrated and devastated longing…  


Hamana & Baaqline going green

Mobilized, engaged, and committed to start sorting from their homes and stores, local communities in partnership with local authorities and civil society groups in Baaqline and Hamana are now…  



Solar power for women empowerment

Lebanon has been suffering from limited power and complications with energy generation for years which led to a rise in electricity and fossil fuel shortages causing an average of 20 hours of…  


Leaving no one behind in Tripoli

Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city and the center of the North Governorate, has been facing immense challenges for decades making it one of Lebanon’s poorest and most marginalized cities.  


Partnering with local women influencers against sexual & gender-based violence

In response to the worrisome rise of SGBV cases during the COVID-19 crises, the Tripoli Bar Association (TBA), with support from UNDP and UN Women established a hotline offering free legal aid…  


It's Time for Thyme

“When the situation began deteriorating in Lebanon, I had three options: emigrate, give up, or regain control of my future by seeking potential gains. All I needed was a little support and I realized…  


Preserving forests, sustaining livelihoods

“Through forest management, we are generating much needed income during the harsh situation while bringing the forests back to life,” expressed Aisha, Manara site supervisor.  


Sewing for Safety: Women leading the fight against COVID19 pandemic

In Lebanon under the compacted crises, women are the ones hardest hit by the socio-economic repercussions of the pandemic  

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