THE ROLE OF LEBANESE WOMEN'S ASSOCIATIONS IN FACING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN LIGHT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS "A CASE STUDY OF THE KAFA AND THE WOMEN'S GATHERING ASSOCIATIONS".
Journal of college of Law for Legal and Political Sciences,
2021, Volume 10, Issue Issue 39 part 1, Pages 1-27
AbstractThis research aims to conduct a qualitative approach to the role of women in facing the Corona pandemic in Lebanon, based on a vision, about the pioneering role that women represent in managing family affairs at all levels, as they have proven their ability in crisis management, especially since they have participated in the popular movement since October 17 The first 2019 calls for reform and elimination of corruption. It is also considered the first front line in the face of Covid-19 virus, based on its family, humanitarian and social responsibilities at the micro and macro levels. Due to the difficulty of direct contact with a number of women due to home quarantine and the necessity to take the necessary precautions during the movement of the work team, we resorted to conducting interviews with women's organizations and associations that have direct links with many women and volunteers. Thus, through this methodology, we were able to obtain many answers about women's activism in confronting Corona in two associations that are active in this field and whose work extends in most Lebanese regions, namely the "Democratic Women's Gathering" and the "Kafa" organization. We have reached a set of results with the difference between the activities of the two societies and the ability of each of them to intervene, and network with NGOs, the Red Cross, UNICEF and others, in addition to state institutions such as development centers in the regions of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health, especially with regard to conducting field studies on refugee camps. Syrians, in order to see their ability to take the necessary precautions in the face of the disease, and the information that they depend on for prevention, which was entirely from non-governmental organizations, while the percentage of those who adopt protection measures from the Ministry of Health did not exceed 16%. In addition to the awareness-raising role for women and the domestic violence that the stone has caused on women and children, especially in light of the husband's cessation of work and the gathering of navel members under one roof for a long time. Some positive aspects of home quarantine have been recorded at the level of communication between family members and giving an opportunity to have fun with children, especially heads of families who work outside the home for a long tim.
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