Country Lebanon
Year 2019 - 2029
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The National Strategy for Combating Violence against Women and Girls includes a definition of the term violence, as well as the definition of the mission and vision. A plan of action was also developed to implement the strategy. This National Strategy targets all Lebanese women and girls and targets all women and girls on Lebanese soil. This strategy also targets men and young people, with the aim of raising their awareness to the damage regarding forms and types of violence against women and girls and their negative effects on the victim, family and society. 

The National Strategy is based on defining its strategic objectives and priorities to the principle of "due diligence to eliminate violence against women (The 5Ps of the Due Diligence Principle), and the obligations it imposes on States to ensure prevention, protection, investigation, prosecution, punishment and compensation for victims. Its strategic objectives are as follows: 
Strategic Objective 1: Effective protection of women and girls against all forms and types of violence; namely, to protect them in exercising their full, integrated, equal and undiminished human rights. 
Strategic Objective 2: Comprehensive and effective protection of women from gender-based violence that allows them to live in dignity and to enjoy a life free of violence or threats.
Strategic Objective 3: Quick and effective response to the needs of women and children survivors of gender-based violence. Each strategic objective includes several procedural objectives that define actions to be taken to combat violence against women and girls.

Source of Information

Lebanon's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.12-13

For more information: Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Lebanon