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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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Pastoralism and Land Tenure Study Tour to Peru

Why talk about pastoralist societies? What can we learn from comparing pastoralist experiences in Africa and Latin America? Do we share similar problems? In November 2016, specialists from Africa and Latin America came together to discuss these issues and learn more about pastoral livelihoods in the Peruvian altiplano during a Study Tour to Arequipa, Peru. To learn more about the …

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Hima Qoleileh Atelier officially opens its doors

Souk Al Hima Atelier was established in the village of Qoleileh through the support of SPNL and its partners, including the municipality of Qoleileh, and UN Women Fund for Gender Equality. The atelier will act as a major workshop location where women can meet together to produce their different authentic artisans and crafts. A total of 32 women were trained …

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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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Involving Kids in the planning for Hima sites

By Dalia Jawhary Through SPNL’s current approach towards involving multi-stakeholders in the management and planning of Hima site, and as a part of the School with No Walls program, SPNL adopted the Design for Change approach (DFC) for involving kids and youth in the management of their village and its natural resources. The Design For Change (DFC) is among largest …

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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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Women Develop a Local Action Plan for Hima Anjar KfarZabad

Under the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality Project “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood”, SPNL organized on September 10, 2013 the first workshop on the concept and development of a site local action plan, knowing that another complementary workshop will be organized on Friday September 20, 2013. The workshop took place in KfarZabad municipality, whereby 16 women …

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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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Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood

SPNL initiated in the beginning of 2013 a project for empowering women funded by the UN WomenFund for Gender Equality– “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 in the sustainable management of three IBAs of Lebanon, Aanjar, KfarZabad, and the …

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