Ba’adon: The Legal, Medical, And Psychological Needs Of The Families Of The Disappeared
Enforced disappearances have been a hallmark of the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil Wars. Nearly 17,000 people remain missing due to the conflict, many of these are known or are suspected to be victims of enforced disappearance. Women and girls were, and continue to be, particularly affected.
This report is part of a broader UN project entitled “Dealing with the Past” and is part of a series of reports prepared by LAW on the Lebanese Civil Wars. The report sets out the gendered impact on, and needs of, women and girls resulting from the disappearance of their family members. The report discussed the legal, medical, and psychological impact of enforced disappearances on surviving family members and examines barriers to accessing justice in Lebanon. It also contains a series of recommendations for the Lebanese government and civil society organisations to address enforced disappearances and fulfil the needs of survivors.
LAW provided 170 women with psychological support, 287 women with legal information, 94 women with legal assistance, and 13 women with legal representation.