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Organization: René Moawad Foundation (FRM)
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

In the four action areas mentioned below, different projects were accomplished throughout 14 years (i.e. since the establishment of the RFM).


Measures of success:  
                             
* Reaching the expected number of target users  
* Completion of the project
* Positive impact of the project
* Project sustainability  
* Other indicators specific to each project

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

Major obstacles encountered :

* Project finalization sometimes hinged upon the action of certain official and civil bodies
* Suggested ideas were not always appealing to the officials concerned.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Action areas :

* Agricultural Development: The RMF pursues a detailed action plan to improve the socio-economic conditions of farmers, and develop the whole production cycle until the final commercialization of the product.
* Health: The RFM has established a community dispensary and numerous mobile dispensaries, and launched campaigns to increase public awareness and education on health related issues  
* Social Development:
* Children’s Rights: The RFM advocates the necessity of education and has developed a programme to conduct awareness sessions on children's rights. It also calls for the protection of children by ensuring free primary education for children who have prematurely dropped or about to drop out of school, in accordance with the social conditions of suburban and poor areas in Lebanon.
* Fostering Economic and Social Empowerment of Women: providing vocational training for women, raising awareness towards their role in society, and promoting their financial independence and participation in decision-making.
* Democracy and Human Rights: Setting a platform for discussion and raising public awareness towards democratic practices and human rights. Social empowerment of especially youth and women.

Most important activities developed :

Development of communication channels for the RFM through the news, interviews and brochures that introduce the Foundation’s different activities.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?


PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?


Postal address of organization


E-mail address of organization

fyarak@rmf.org.lb                  
balawa@rmf.org.lb

Website address of organization

www.rmf.org.lb

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Democratic participation

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace


Highest priority country of action (or international)

Lebanon

Second priority country of action (or international)

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