The Individual Initiative for Human Rights - Masir was founded in 2011 as a non-governmental organization working in Lebanon to promote and implement local and international laws relating to the rights of marginalized groups and gender equality. The Association provides legal and social assistance to the marginalized groups of maktoumeen (those with concealed files at civil registries), and advocates for their right to have a nationality, as well as for Lebanese women’s rights to grant their nationality to their children. The association also strive to rehabilitate female prisoners and fight against physical and psychological violence against women. The association also offers psychological awareness programs and human skills development.
The Association aims to reach personal status laws that are compatible with international laws and treaties and support the rights of the marginalized groups in Lebanon, especially women, and maktoumeen, and that are endorsed by appropriate implementation mechanisms.
One of the most important activities of the Association for the achievement of gender equality is the Jinsiyati Karamati or My Nationality, My Dignity" campaign, which calls for Lebanese women's rights to their natural right to grant their nationality to their children. This campaign includes the implementation of sit-ins, meetings with Lebanese officials and party leaders to pressure the Lebanese government to grant Lebanese women their constitutional right to grant Lebanese nationality to their children.
Civil and political rights
Types of Violence
Students and researchers, Immigrant and refugee women, Youth (under 25)
Address : Mar Elias Sreet, Beirut, 00961 ,Lebanon
Telephone : 01318314
Adress email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : https://www.facebook.com/masirlb
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.