THEATER FOR RECONCILIATION: A CATHARTIC EXPERIENCE

MARCH’s approach has always been rooted in its belief that arts and culture are powerful catalysts of change that can help foster long-term sustainable stability. This belief has translated into various initiatives across the years starting with Theater for Reconciliation– a concept we originally launched in Tripoli in 2015. The Alawite neighborhood of Beb El Tabbaneh […]

KAHWETNA, A CULTURAL SPACE ON FORMER DEMARCATION LINES

Kahwetna is a cultural hub that constitutes the epicenter of MARCH’s rehabilitation and reconciliation work and in many ways, unifies the different identities that coexist in Tripoli. After succeeding in bringing together 16 young former-fighters from Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen to tell their story through a theater play called Love and War on […]

GIVING YOUTH AN OPPORTUNITY AT A BETTER FUTURE

In Tripoli Due to Tripoli’s ecosystem, the area has constituted fertile grounds for conflict over the years. Local youth had been subjected to extreme socio-economic conditions that had made them susceptible to sectarian narratives. Furthermore, these individuals’ quality of life has been gravely impacted and their basic rights considerably impaired. They had difficulty accessing fundamental […]

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS

Building sustainable and resilient stability requires the collaborative efforts of diverse stakeholders. Therefore, MARCH forged cross-sectoral alliances to consolidate its initiatives. The organization has managed to gradually establish a cooperative relationship with the public sector, combining forces with government institutions, particularly the Lebanese Armed Forces. In the past, the government had been semi-absent from the […]

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 […]