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The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) is a regional network working in 10 Arab countries with seven national networks and 23 NGO members. ANND was initiated in 1997 and had its secretariat office in Beirut since 2000.

Lebanese

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Association profile available in 2 languages. ( English, and Arabic). In brief: " Emkan is a Lebanese non-governmental organization (NGO) which provides microfinance services for the economically active poor in Lebanon. Emkan was registered as a local association with the Lebanese Ministry of Interior in February 2008 by the Hariri Group, and began its lending operations in July 2009. In addition to providing microfinance services, Emkan also engages in community development activities through the implementation of sustainable economic development projects and programs."

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The Center for Women's Business Research provides data-driven knowledge that advances the economic, social and political impact of women business owners and their enterprises. This data driven knowledge provides the business imperative for embracing women business owners as customers, suppliers, community leaders, public policy influencers and role models for business leadership.

Lebanese

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Association profile available in 3 languages ( English, Arabic and French); in brief "Association Najdeh was founded in 1976 by a group of independent Lebanese women and men to secure immediate income to Palestinian refugee women who became the main breadwinner of their families after being displaced from Tel-Za'atar camp. Najdeh's mission is to empower women and children, the most disadvantaged elements of the refugee community, with the tools necessary to a more-participatory role in their community economically, socially and educationally in order to contribute concretely to the development of the overall Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. Najdeh provides a core program of social, psychological, educational, economic, and advocacy. "

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The IDS vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and sustainable growth promotes human wellbeing.

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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment

Lebanese

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Promoting Women's Participation in the Economic and Public Sectors in North Lebanon
Project by René Moawad Foundation; The webpage assembles the project summary with
key results

Lebanese

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Project summary of one page available in english. In brief : "This project aims to assist the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon with family support services."

ANAT Syria (Websites)
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Anat syria are providing employment to Palestinian refugee women as well as Syrian women.
They are preserving the old textile traditions by learning understanding and practising them. They think that they can only be preserved if modern designs are developed based on the old traditions but at the same time fitting the modern way of life.

International

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Project summary available in English. In brief : "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Lebanon (LCPF) is the Lebanese branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was established in 1962. WILPF's main aims are to" bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war; to work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and its replacement in every case by negotiation and conciliation; to support the civil society to democratise the UN system; to promote political and social equality and economic equity; to enhance environmentally sustainable development.
The purpose of the Review was twofold: To assess the results of the project cooperation between LCPF and IKFF, including the main project "Capacity-building for a culture of peace"; and secondly, to assess the administrative and organisational models utilised by IKFF and LCPF. "

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