Network of networks / Association

The Individual Initiative for Human Rights - Masir

Member since 15.11.2018



Mission and objectives

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.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

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.

Geographical sphere of activity


Working themes

Civil and political rights
Types of Violence

Target group(s)

Students and researchers, Immigrant and refugee women, Youth (under 25)

Specific years of work experience in gender equality



Address : Mar Elias Sreet, Beirut, 00961 ,Lebanon
Telephone : 01318314
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