January 2021

December 2020

Lebanese American University


News from our Partners

The “Disabled Persons Rights to Marriage and Family” a two day web conference hosted by Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Jordan in Partnership with  The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN), the Hashemite University and Anta Insan Association. The conference was held on 23-24 November around the rights of disabled persons to marriage and family raising awareness about their experiences in Jordan, their right to marry and become parents whenever they want. The conference also discussed cultural stigma and violence associated with PwDs withing the family unit and the importance of recognizing and addressing the existence of these challenges. CLS’s Disability Hub Steering Committee Member, EDAN Executive Director, and couple Counselor Fadi Al Halabi took part in the Conference from Beirut.

The “Disabled Persons Rights to Marriage and Family” a two day web conference hosted by Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Jordan in Partnership with  The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN), the Hashemite University and Anta Insan Association. The conference was held on 23-24 November around the rights of disabled persons to marriage and family raising awareness about their experiences in Jordan, their right to marry and become parents whenever they want. The conference also discussed cultural stigma and violence associated with PwDs withing the family unit and the importance of recognizing and addressing the existence of these challenges. CLS’s Disability Hub Steering Committee Member, EDAN Executive Director, and couple Counselor Fadi Al Halabi took part in the Conference from Beirut.

CLS Inclusive Design Specialist, DH steering committee member, and disability right activist Itab Shuayb was part of a webinar panel discussion organized by Khaddit Beirut (roughly translates to “what shook up Beirut”),  a national grassroots initiative launched the day after the explosion by a group of activists and experts who came together to develop a community-led, evidence-based, and locally-driven roadmap for recovery. Itab is currently conducting a comprehensive mapping effort around issues of inclusivity in the reconstruction of heavily damaged areas.