Access To Justice For Syrian Refugee Women In Lebanon – UN Women

October 24, 2020

This report was commissioned by the Government of Japan and UN Women to provide an analytical study of access to justice mechanisms for survivors of SGBV amongst Syrian refugee women in Lebanon.

To inform the report, Triangle conducted a study that examined Syrian refugee women’s access to Lebanon’s formal and informal justice mechanisms in cases of sexual and gender-based violence, in order to identify the key gaps in these justice mechanisms that need to be addressed. The formal justice mechanisms refers to the state-sanctioned legal system, whereas the informal systems are typically community-based.

The study analysed the existing pathways for SGBV survivors to address their case, the survivors’ personal experiences with said pathways, as well as the SGBV-related protection risks and outcomes experienced through accessing justice mechanisms.

By collecting primary data, using the feminist approach of prioritizing the voices of female survivors, the report outlines the justice mechanisms available and identifies the various barriers faced by Syrian refugee women in pursuing justice. The research was conducted between September 2020 and January 2021 throughout Lebanon by Triangle’s team based in Beirut.


Analytical Study of Access to Justice Mechanisms for SGBV Cases of Syrian Refugee Women and At-risk Populations in Lebanon – UN Women


October 2020 – March 2021

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