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Arab Association for Freedom and Equality & Abaad launch new gender resource centre


The Arab Association for Freedom and Equality launched in collaboration with Abaad the new gender and sexuality resources centre during a celebration held last Monday in Beirut.  The centre seeks to compile and produce resources related to gender and equality and MENA region and to disseminate them through a website available in both English and Arabic
The website already includes more than 1000 resources in its database categorised per country and type of documents (academic publications, reports, studies, laws, booklets, campaigns) and which are available in English, Arabic and French.
The director of the centre, Nour Nasr, noted in her celebration address that the centre will seek to compile resources and studies that have been produced in the region so that it becomes available to those interested and especially via coordination between various similar centers, associations and individuals. She added that the project has started mapping and analysing the existing resources and identifying geographical and thematic gaps. She also presented the key activities of the project namely developing a map of resources, research and analysis, gathering research resources, documenting case studies and various initiatives, activities and researches on gender and sexuality, disseminating these and producing a newsletter as well as archiving the resources online.
Source: Al-Safir, Al-Nahar 8 October 2013

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