Un prix pour promouvoir une culture de paix – Ici Beyrouth

Maxime Pluvinet  17 Déc, 2022 à 23:26 Cérémonie émouvante samedi à l’Université Saint-Joseph à l’occasion de l’octroi à trois associations libanaises du “Prix de la prévention des conflits et de la paix au Liban”, décerné par la Fondation Ghazal, la Fondation de France et la Fondation Vivre Ensemble. Situation exceptionnelle oblige: pendant deux ans, la cérémonie […]

Testimony: Meet Ahmad Jalloul

”If people are given a chance they can change for the better” Ahmad Jalloul This is Ahmad’s story, a former fighter who grew up in Beb el Tebbeneh, one of Lebanon’s most marginalized areas, engulfed in violence and conflict.This is a story of second chances, hope and new beginnings.Watch, share and spread the love.

‘Sending a message’: Lebanese act out their pain in a play

Get to Know Each Other is a play but also part of a wider social programme that includes group psychological support. By Kareem Chehayeb Published On 21 Feb 2022 Beirut, Lebanon – The audience burst into laughter – and nearly burst into tears – as 18 youth and young adults from around Lebanon shared their life stories […]

EMPOWERING WOMEN

MARCH believes that the gender sensitivity lens has transformed the humanitarian sector and has allowed for more inclusive and resilient peacebuilding processes particularly in post-conflict societies. The participation of women in conflict resolution initiatives is both crucial and integral as they make up a substantial percentage of affected communities’ population. Furthermore, they play fundamental roles […]

SUPPORTING & STRENGTHENING THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Institutional resilience is a quintessential pillar of the country’s stability and development. Forging a strong governmental infrastructure ensures the proper mechanisms to provide citizens with the necessary support and services they require to have access to a good quality of life. However, the absence of proper governance apparatus generates large socioeconomic disparities that eventually compromise […]

MARCH’S FIGHT AGAINST STATELESSNESS

Ensuring the resilience of all peace building processes is closely intertwined with creating an inclusive and cohesive society. MARCH believes that fighting inequality and marginalization is a precondition to strengthening our socio-economic infrastructure. A number of communities in Lebanon remain alienated by a flawed system. Our organization focuses on empowering vulnerable and marginalized parties and […]

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO REMAIN SILENT!

MARCH considers that tolerance and acceptance are preconditions for social cohesion. This belief has been rooted in the organization’s mission since its inception. Despite the democratic facade portrayed by public institutions and the constitutionally guaranteed personal freedoms, Lebanon has been plagued by waves of arbitrary and unjust censorship, particularly in recent years. Artistic and cultural […]

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY, A PRECONDITION TO STRONG AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

Economic resilience is a fundamental pillar of MARCH’s initiatives. Through its work in Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, the organization realized that the conflict’s roots were not ideological but rather a product of a socioeconomic ecosystem that had led to the marginalization of these communities. The acute lack of opportunities stripped them of the […]

Liban : le café de la réconciliation (ARTE)

Pendant des années, à Tripoli, au nord du Liban, les jeunes des quartiers ennemis de Jabal Mohsen et Bab el-Tebbaneh se sont affrontés à l’arme lourde : les uns, alaouites, étaient pro-Assad et les autres, sunnites, soutenaient les opposants au président syrien. Résultat : des centaines de morts et des quartiers dévastés, en proie a la […]