The struggle of the Gays and the Lesbians March 5th 2015
The world was witnessing a widespread discussion over the obstacles facing the unity of the gays and lesbians fight for their rights. When did those two movements separate and what are the main reasons of this separation? What do activists think of the need to unite those two movements? The panel, facilitated by Charbel Maydaa (Director of MOSAIC), led to discussions about the necessity for the homogeneity and inclusiveness of NGOs working on LGBTIQ rights in order to improve the wellbeing and services for members of the community. The general consensus was that Lesbians and Gays must unite in order to at least break the sexist margins that have been erected within the community.
MOSAIC held a workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), with the support of the Norwegian Embassy. The workshop was held over 2 days, 20 focal points from 6 governorates in Lebanon were trained to detect, monitor, and report human rights violations in addition to SOGI training.
Training on Sexual orientation and Gender Identity 7 and 8 March, 2015 (SOGI)
Discussion on Privacy, repression, against women in revolutionary times, with the activist Joumana Merhy. January 28, 2015
Privacy & Repression against women in revolutionary times
Teaser #16Days #ViolenceagainstWomen 2015
Teaser #LBT #Lesbian #Bisexual #Trans #16Days#ViolenceagainstWomen #GBV Mosaic produced by ONE MORE CUP
Mosaic Association organized with the support of International Alert association in collaboration with the Arab Foundation for freedom and equality 3 focus groups targeting homosexuals, transponders and bisexuals in Lebanon, in order to develop a better social , legal and health services
Focus group international alert, September 4, 9 and October 15th
Makhzoumi Trainings and Sessions, August 2015
MOSAIC and ONE MORE CUP MEDIA ORGANIZAION are organizing a series of trainings and sessions in collaboration with Makhzoumi in order to highlight legal issues of LGBTIQ Syrians, in addition to trainings that the LGBTIQ are receiving on the technicalities of photography within the framework of producing a documentary film about the challenges and situations that the refuges go through by leaving their country, arriving and settling in Lebanon.
Male Survivors of Sexual Assault: A Manual on Evaluation and Management for General Practitioners September 15, 2015
With the support of the Norwegian embassy in Lebanon, MOSAIC organized an initial training session at the Radisson Hotel- Ain El Mrayse, for health care providers and forensic doctors at Makhzoumi. The training aimed at providing health care providers and health service workers in medical institutions with the knowledge, skills and information to ensure that every male survivor of sexual assault receives the best care with the utmost competence and professional intervention.
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Every other Saturday starting September, 2015 and until Mid-February 2016, MOSAIC is organizing a series of Art & Drama therapy sessions in partnership with UNOCHA for LGBTI*individuals. By first opening up to the group, spontaneous attitudes and struggles are poured into a safe space.
The sessions then proceed to empower individuals by providing them with the tools of confrontation in order to properly voice out feelings in a creative and healthy way.
The aim of these sessions is to provide support and assistance to those who are in need of it or simply just want it.
Drama & Art therapy
16Days of Activism to end #ViolenceAgainstWomen
The year 2015 marks the 24th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Since 1991, the campaign, spanning from the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th until Human Rights Day on December 10th, has given civil society organizations, political activists, and all-community groups, the opportunity to break the silence around Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
Notwithstanding the severity of SGBV against all women which includes both gender conforming women and women with non-conforming gender and/or sexual orientations, this video, first and foremost, hopes to underline firsthand experiences of women with non-conforming gender and/or sexual orientations living in Lebanon. Trans*Women face harsh discrimination on a daily basis, from physical violence to verbal abuse, from mockery to exclusion, not to mention the threats of bloodshed that they encounter.As part of our fight against SGBV, it is time for ALL women to challenge the standard prevailing narrative.
#TRANS speak out #ViolenceAgainstWomen #16Days of Activism
Mosaic first Gender-spot funded by #Hivos In collaboration with Mawjoudin We Exist and CHOUF minorities aim to deconstruct all myths and stereotypes and correct related public misconceptions in #lebanon and
produced by Limelight Productions
#bisexuality #myth #facts #mawjoudeen #chouf #SOGI
MOSAIC Gender-spot #Bisexuality
In our present day, a lot of issues related to social injustice are spread in our society creating disparity and social pressure. This leads to many complications as well as a halt in the development.
This imbalance affects the stability of society and constitutes an unfair social model that procures absolute power to certain groups. This unfair division plays a big role in crushing many marginalized populations.
This social model is, in fact, the source of a multitude of stereotypes based on social and gender roles attributed by our societies. It is also the primary reason for the repression of certain populations considered non-conforming to its values.
Through this project, funded by Hivos, in collaboration with Chouf and Mawjoudin, Mosaic wishes to shed light on the dangers of patriarchy within our societies through a few examples, stereotypes and consequences that marginalised communities, women, and LGBT folk face everyday leading to their entrapment in environments that deprive them from their basic rights.
Gender Spot PATRIARCHY
Between hope and the projection for a better future, between solitude and sharing experiences, problems and achievements with others, between living in peace and the exposure to the worst kinds of physical and psychological violence, between receiving support from organizations and self-support, The love for life remains dominant and the smile remains as shining as the sunlight on Sarya’s face who fought pain, weakness and abuse, hoping for a better life away from the Arab World while keeping within her the love and nostalgia for the areas she used to love in Beirut.
Diaries of a Trans Refugee