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  Knoweldge is Power (KiP) conference, March 31-April 1, 2017, Beirut, Lebanon | 31/03/2017  

Dr. FAYSAL EL KAK (Moderator and Panelist)- " A close-up on stigma and healthcare in Lebanon".

By focusing on the health sector, this panel seeks to highlight the ways that minorities and vulnerable groups are subject to stigmitization and harassment socially and structurally. By discussing topics related to stigmatization in healthcare, including female representation within the medical profession, family planning methods, youth experiences with sexual healthcare, factors affecting risky sexual behavior, and the need for health providers to face changing conceptions of sexuality and sexual health, more enlightened recommendations may be made for addressing issues related to discrimination within the healthcare sector.

About the conference: The KiP Porject multidisciplinary conference on Discrimantion and Sexual Harrassment was held at Suliman S.Olayan School of Business at the Americna University of Beirut on March 31- April 1, 2017. The conference aims to:

  • Encourage multistakeholder dialogue about gender and sexuality, and more specifically, discrimination and sexual harassment in Lebanon.
  • Support the production and dissemination of knowledge related to these issues in the Lebanese landscape
  • Generate policy recommendations for sexual harassment in the Lebanese landscape
  • Build lasting networks which cut across disciplines and sectors



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