Advocating for Improved Human Rights and
Eliminating Stigma Against Vulnerable Women
Qualitative Assessment Report with Women who Have Experienced Discrimination at Workplace
Stigma and discrimination against vulnerable women, most notably those who are engaged in sex for money, ex-prisoners, substance users, transsexual and transgender individuals, are overwhelming in various sectors across Lebanon, including but not restricted to the workplace, whereby these individuals are consistently stigmatized, abused and often denied their right to work.
For that, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded BALADI CAP Project was carried out with the general goal of raising public awareness on the right to work for vulnerable women, as well as to enhance practices/policies/programs related to the rights of these women to reduce stigma and discrimination inflicted upon them in workplaces.
As part of the project components, Society for Inclusion and Development in Communities and Care for All (SIDC), in collaboration with Dar al Amal and AJEM, conducted a qualitative assessment with vulnerable women who experienced discrimination at the workplace and recommendations.
Data collection took place during September 2018 and spanned over 20 days. All interviews were conducted in Arabic with the vulnerable woman. A total of 14 IDIs were carried out.