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Launch: Guide for Working in Women Prisons in Lebanon

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and under the auspices of His Excellency Minister of Interior and Municipalities Marwan Charbel, represented by General Dr. Charbel Mater, and in the presence of the University’s president Dr. Joseph Jabbra, The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World organized a launching ceremony for the “Guide for Working in Women Prisons in Lebanon”. The guide was funded by the United Nations Population Fund. Anita Nassar, the assistant director of IWSAW, is the author.
The guide aims to help those wishing to implement projects in women’s prisons by providing general information on rights and status of women prisoners in Lebanon, as well as a 1999-2010 comparative study on women’s situation in prison.

The guide targets a wide array of groups, mainly: local civil society (especially social workers) and international bodies dealing with the affairs of prisons in Lebanon; religious institutions; officials and decision-makers in charge of prison management.

Deputies, ministers, prominent officials from the General Security, the Internal Security Forces, as well as political and religious figures working in prisons attended the event. Representatives from the UN agencies, different universities, and NGOs, were also present.

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