Lebanon National Gender Observatory Recommendations: Gendered Emergency Response to the Current Crisis

15 Oct 2020

The Lebanon National Gender Observatory (hereafter the Observatory) held an on-line meeting of the Steering Committee on 27 August 2020 to discuss the emergency response to the multiple crises Lebanon faces today and consolidate gender-based recommendations.

This note begins with a short analysis of recent events, notably the Beirut Port blast of August 4th, 2020, in a context of a multi-faceted crisis since the end of 2019 and the crisis due to the Covid-19 global pandemic since the beginning of 2020. It then provides a gender analysis of the situation and concludes with gendered recommendations to take forward.