Two Studies about Childhood in Lebanon
The Lebanese Association for Women Researchers (Bahithat) commissioned researchers to conduct two studies about Childhood in Lebanon:
Childhood and National Policies in Lebanon by Fadia Hoteit: The study reviews the child status in policies of different relevant ministries in Lebanon wondering if they are real policies or scattered efforts. The author adds that enabling factors for childhood in Lebanon are the efforts of the civil society and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while deterring ones relate to the confessional and traditional sexist system in Lebanon.
Childhood and Media Policies in Lebanon by Nahawand Qadri Issa: The study reviews the way childhood is depicted in audio visual media and newspapers. According to the study, the media in Lebanon focuses on the aspects of the child as a victim or as a perpetuator of violence more than educational or cultural aspects. The author offers at the end recommendations for the civil society, the media, and the government.
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