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How women are expanding horizons with solar power

Today, on International Women’s Day, the women of Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon embarked on a quiet revolution. Together with young activists from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, they completed a solar energy installation that will provide regular and reliable power — and improve women’s lives. The cooperative is proud of their work; making delicious rosewater, apple …

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Today is #WomensDay! When women workers organize, they can achieve anything.

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women. On one hand, technological advances and globalization bring unprecedented opportunities for those who can access them. On the other hand, there is growing informality of labour, income …

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HIMA WOMEN GUIDELINE MANUAL

By Assad Adel Serhal, Director General, SPNL The Hima approach is a traditional/cultural community-based approach used for the con- servation of sites, species, habitats, and people in order to achieve the sustainable use of natu- ral resources through the community. Hima which means protected area in Arabic, origi- nated more than 1,500 years ago, where it was spread along the Arabian …

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Hima Women Empowerment workshop in Qolaileh

As a wrap up for a successful three years project entitled “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood” and funded by the “UN Women Fund for Gender Equality”, SPNL in collaboration with the municipality of Qolaileh had launched the opening of a women’s workshop on December 18th 2015. The workshop is located in the municipality of Qolaileh and will …

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UN Women launches the 16 days campaign against gender-based violence in the Arab Region

A third of the world’s women have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime, most by intimate partners. However, a staggering six in every ten survivors of violence remain silent rather than seek support or protection. In the Arab region, negative social stereotypes and patriarchy impose a culture of silence and fear on women survivors of …

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Women Empowerment in Hima Al-Qoleileh: a story of change

Tala Moukaddem * SPNL is implementing project titled “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood” and funded by UN Women Fund for Gender Equality. The project aims to improve women livelihood through acquired skills and better income opportunities in Hima Sites including Hima Anjar, Hima Kafar- Zabad, Hima El- Fekha. Himas of Qoleileh Mansouri. Last year Hima Al-Qoleileh was …

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Empowerment of women through vocational training on carpet weaving

Through the presence of the municipality of Anjar and Fekha villages and the local community, SPNL has recently concluded the project titled “Vocational Trainings on Carpet Weaving in el-Fekha Village and pruning in Aanjar/Kfar Zabad” which was funded by OTI Lebanon. This took place through a closing ceremony reception which was held in each of Anjar and in Fekhaa villages …

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Promoting “Hima Women Empowerment” for Conservation and Livelihood

SPNL initiated in the beginning of 2013 a project for empowering women funded by the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality–titled “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood”. The three year project aims at enhancing the livelihood of rural women through the revival of the Hima approach. Under the project’s objective “to establish, build the capacity and raise the …

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OTI-Hima Project contributes to the livelihood empowerment in Al-Fekhaa and Anjar Kfar Zabad

The Bekaa region represents one of the highly affected areas by the Syrian Crisis, where around two million Syrians are estimated to be present currently in Lebanon. In order to mitigate the crisis tensions in this area & reduce resource and economic strains on the affected Hima communities, namely Hima AlFekha and Hima Anjar and Kfar Zabad , SPNL and …

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Arab States Regional Convening on Women Empowerment

The convening was organized by the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality through its Regional Office for the Arab States in partnership with the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research “CAWTAR”in Tunis from 24 – 27 June 2013. 16 organizations participated from the Arab and North African region. The main objectives of the convening revolved around: Building Partnerships: …

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