Country Lebanon
Year 2015 - 2020
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Due to its interest in reproductive health, the Ministry has developed the Mental Health Strategy (2015-2020) and the National Strategy for Primary Health Care, including Reproductive Health and Family Planning, launched by the Ministry in January 2018 in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund in Lebanon. The projects implemented and those being implemented focused on mental health, physical and sexual violence, providing health coverage for the poor, providing treatment for cancer and chronic diseases, providing health and psychological care services for battered women, and developing the capabilities of service providers. It also focused on how to deal with survivors of sexual violence, referring them to relevant associations, providing equipment for a number of primary health care centers and hospitals to address rape cases and referring survivors to the relevant associations. Through its various projects, the Ministry provides a hotline to receive complaints about cases of violence against women and girls. Every year, national campaigns are carried out to raise awareness about certain diseases (breast cancer) and the importance of early detection, and free checks are provided in different areas.

Source of Information

Lebanon's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.15 and p.41

For more information: Mental Health and Substance Use- Prevention, Promotion and Treatment: Situational Analysis and Strategy for Lebanon 2015-2020