The Arab Institute for Women


Support for Incarcerated Women

Guide for Working in Women Prisons in Lebanon

The Arab Institute for Women launched the “Guide for Working in Women Prisons in Lebanon”. The guide was funded by the United Nations Population Fund and authored by Anita Nassar, former Assistant Director of IWSAW (AiW).

The guide aims to help those wishing to implement projects in women’s prisons by providing general information on rights and status of women prisoners in Lebanon, as well as a 1999-2010 comparative study on women’s situation in prison. It targets a wide array of groups, mainly: local civil society (especially social workers) and international bodies dealing with the affairs of prisons in Lebanon; religious institutions; officials and decision-makers in charge of prison management.

Women Prison Project

The AiW was granted funds to purchase items needed by women prisoners. The following items were purchased as per the amounts allotted by the fund:

Hygiene pads, bath soap bars, bath sponge, laundry detergents (5kg/pack), hair shampoo gallons (4kg/gallon), bed sheets and underwear.