Kanyamakan Designs

Former fighters and adversaries become today’s artist and carpenters creating unique design items. Once upon a time, March brought together a group of former fighters and adversaries from Jabal Mohsen and Beb el Tebbeneh in Tripoli, Lebanon. They met on the former demarcation line called “Syria Street” and worked hand in hand to break down […]

لبنانيّة تحارب الطائفيّة بالفنّ والعلم وتتأهّل لجائزة عالميّة من بين 10 صنّاع تغيير ملهمين

جعلت من مقاتلين سابقين يحملون ريشة رسم بدلاً من السلاح، ويحاربون التطرّف والطائفية بالفن والثقافة والعلم. مؤسِّسة منظمة “مارش” غير الحكومية ووسيطة السلام ليا بارودي تتحدّث لـ”النهار”، عن أهمية جعل التعدد مصدراً للغنى بدلاً من الخلاف، وقد أثبتت ذلك من خلال تجربتها التي تفوق الـ10 سنوات مع شباب مقاتلين سابقين وفئات مهمشة في بلد كلبنان، وسيط […]

Let’s Celebrate Together: Bridging Divides and Fostering Unity in Tripoli

“Let’s Celebrate Together!” This festival, organized by MARCH, brilliantly transformed the old demarcation lines of Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh into a vibrant space for celebration and unity! Stretching along Syria Street, between the neighborhoods of Tebbaneh and Jabal, this event was a collaborative effort with the Lebanese Army. The festival was launched with […]

Lea Baroudi selected as one of the Ten Finalist for 2023 Global Pluralism Award

Lea Baroudi, Co-Founder and General Coordinator of MARCH, an organization dedicated to peacebuilding and conflict resolution and youth empowerment in Lebanon, has been selected as one of the ten finalists for the 2023 Global Pluralism Award. The 2023 Global Pluralism Award recognizes the remarkable efforts of Mrs. Baroudi, a passionate peace mediator employing art, culture, […]

اللواء – مهرجان ترفيهي في البداوي

بدعوة من “متحدون من أجل طرابلس” وبالتعاون مع جمعية “مارش” وبتنظيم من الجيش اللبناني أقيم اليوم مهرجانا ترفيهيا تحت عنوان “يلا نفرح سوا” وذلك في شارع سوريا في منطقة باب التبانة  بهدف دعم الاستقرار بين منطقتي باب التبانة وجبل محسن  بعدما قرر الأهالي وقف القتال المهرجان تضمن عروضات عسكرية ورسم على وجوه الأطفال وفقرات غنائية وترفيهية […]

Book a Love and War Tour

Are you ready for an extraordinary adventure that transcends boundaries? Welcome to the Love and War Tour, an eye-opening journey along the former demarcation lines of Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh, now proudly featured on the local tourism map of Lebanon by the Ministry of Tourism. What makes this tour truly exceptional? Former fighters […]

Le Figaro – Les bas-fonds de Tripoli s’ouvrent aux visites guidées.

REPORTAGE – Une ONG organise des excursions pour changer leregard sur les quartiers de cette ville libanaise longtemps déchirée parles combats. Tripoli «Vous avez des questions avant qu’on aille sur les lieux des combats?» Ali, 23 ans, barbe de hipster et long short de boxe, est un guide surprenant. Comme son alter ego, Zafer, 38 […]


In 2016, MARCH inaugurated Kahwetna, on Syria street, the former demarcation line between Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh of a violent past. Kahwetna serves as a cultural café and hub which brought together former enemies and fighters in the aim of building bridges and friendships and fostering constructive dialogue. Today, Kahwetna has developed into the […]


Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, hosts several marginalized communities who lack access to equal and equitable opportunities. This has been the city’s biggest trait for a long time even before the start of the current economic crisis. In addition to the socio-economic inequalities, what characterizes this city is a fissure between the different communities. Most […]

Kahwetna: Where Coffee, Creativity, and Compassion Converge for Change

In the heart of Syria Street in Tripoli, there stands a remarkable landmark and hub known as Kahwetna. What was once a demarcation line, dividing the communities of Jabal Mohsen and Beb Al Tebbaneh, has now transformed into a symbol of unity and hope. Through the power of arts, culture, learning, and community service, Kahwetna […]