Anita Farah Nassar

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Personal information

Title: 
Independent Consultant

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Bristol, Mustapha Kamel Str., Nobel Bldg.
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 354660
Personal email address: 
anita.nassar@lau.edu.lb

Education

Master's degree, Education, 2004, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
Bachelor's degree, Education and Teaching Diploma, 1969, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Education
Early Childhood Education
Women Empowerment
Gender
Development
Human Rights
Training
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Independent Consultant, March 2014-present.

Assistant Director, 2007- March 2014, Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.

Instructor, 2005-2013, Lebanese American University.

Program Officer, 2001-2006, Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.

Program Coordinator, 1985-2001, Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the consultative council for the Early Childhood Center at the Lebanese American University, 2012.

Member of the technical task force for "Save the Children" and "ABAAD" for setting up a guide entitled "Playing for Gender Equality", 2012.

Member of the national technical ‘Task Force to Combat Gender-Based Violence’, Ministry of Social Affairs, Lebanon, 2012.

Member of the ‘Lebanese Parliamentary Committee for the Prisons in Lebanon’, 2011.

Member of the consultative committee for the development of the “Guide about Women Human Rights", 2010.

Member of the national committee for preschools in Lebanon, Ministry of Social Affairs, 2010.

Member of the consultative board for validation of the "Gender-Based Violence Multi Dimensional Action Plan", funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Embassy of Italy in Beirut, 2009-2010.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Nassar, A., Hamze, T., Jabbour, S., Al-Khateeb, N., Nashabeh, O., Akkari, K., Tohmeh, J., & Al-Jurdi, N. (2013).Ta‘ziz koudourat qiwa 'amn al-dakhili fi majal huqouq al-insan [Trainer's guide to promote human rights in the work of the Lebanese internal security forces]. Beirut: The Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University and RESTART for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture.
  • Nassar, A. (2011).Daleel lil-aamal dakhil sujun al-nisa' fi lubnan [Guide for working in Lebanese Prisons for women]. Beirut: United Nations Population Fund and the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.
  • Nassar, A., Chouaib, A., Houry, O., Mansour, M., & Hindi, E. (2011).Huquq al-mara' bayna al-qanun wal ijtihad fi lubnan [Women's rights between law and jurisprudence in Lebanon]. Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
  • Nassar, A., & Lorfing, I. (2003).Daleel al-tadreeb: birnamaj al-maharat al-hayatiya al-asasiya [Trainer's guide to basic living skills program]. Beirut: Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.
  • Nassar, A., & Lorfing, I. (2003).Tamkeen al-mara': khalq furas aamal. birnamaj al-maharat al-hayatiya al-asasiya [Empowerment of women through work: basic living skills program]. Beirut: Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.

Awards and Distinctions

Received a shield as a token of appreciation from the Tripoli prison director and the inmates for her work in women prisons, 2006.

Received an honorary trophy by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) for her children book entitled "Fakkir wa-hzar", 1997.