Types of Violence - Lebanon

Exploring the demand for prostitution: what male buyers say about their motives, practices, and perceptions

05.07.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

The following study is a first attempt to explore and better understand the demand for prostitution in Lebanon where little has been written on this critical component of the prostitution industry. Studies on male buyers of sexual acts are not only rare, but when they exist, they often deal with the health side of the subject (e.g., the spreading of HIV/AIDS, use of condom, use of drugs). This study collects and compiles insightful data and information on male buyers in Lebanon, their motivations and rationalizations for buying sexual acts, their behavior and practices, and their gendered interactions with and perceptions about women in prostitution. The study concludes by proposing policy recommendations to tackle the demand side, and more holistically, the resulting prostitution and trafficking of victims. 


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Ghada Jabbour
  • Publishing house : Kafa
  • Publication date : 2014
  • Number of pages : 66
  • Language : English and arabic


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Ramzi Nouisser
Association for the Promotion of Rural Women of Mezzouna
Association Joussour de Citoyenneté (AJC)
Faculty of Humanities-Martil, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
Leïla Tauil
Association Féminine pour le Développement de la Famille (AFDF)
Association ACM
Women'    s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)
The Lebanese Association of Women Researchers - Bahithat
Sawt Nssâ
Kenzy Associacion for Development
Ideaborn Consulting
Anne Laure Humbert
Radio Hawa FM
Mauritanian Council of Businesswomen – CMFA
iJMA3, The Arab ICT Organization
Association du Docteur Fatiha (ADF)
Le chemin de la dignité
Juzoor for Health and Social Development (Juzoor)
ASURIF Feminist Association
Future Pioneers for Empowering Communities (FPEC)
Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta
Mafraq Youth Gathering for Civil Society Development
Urban Community of Marrakech
University of Sousse
Challenge Association of Sustainable Development (A.C.D.D.)
Women Programs Centre - Rafah
Association Anaouat pour la femme et l'enfant
Egyptian Center for Women'  s Rights (ECWR)
Jyhene Kebsi
University Hassan II Casablanca
Albanian Journalists Group (AJG)
FLSH Ain Chock
La Presse

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