The Arab Institute for Women


“Shabaket el Meem”: LGBTQ Youth Support Platform

In 2020, The AiW completed a project with a funding from the Embassy of Netherlands in Lebanon that aims to promote issues related to the LGBTQ community in Lebanon. The project focused on the dearth of reliable information and support available to the LGBTQ community, and striving to promote a strong civil society network of organizations and actors that can fill this gap. The AiW, together with a number of local subject-matter experts, produced an online platform “Shabaket el Meem” for LGBTQ youth in Lebanon that features short animations, a podcast series, a Q&A section, and a glossary with LGBTQ terms in English and Arabic. The platform also included a map where visitors can share their own experiences.

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