Ogarit Younan

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Personal information

Title: 
Co-founder, President

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
ogarite@houkoukmadania.org

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Academic University for Non-Violence and Human Rights in the Arab World (AUNOHR)
Postbox: 
17 5772 – Gemayzeh
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 445333 & 961 1 333449
Fax: 
961 1 445333
Mobile phone: 
961 3 111445
Work email address: 
university@houkoukmadania.org

Education

Doctorate degree, Sociology and Education, 1986, Sorbonne – Paris, France.
Diploma, Sociology, 1983, Lebanese University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Non-Violence
Education
Sectarianism
Human Rights
Gender based Discrimination
Civil Society
Languages: 
Arabic
French
English

Work history

Co-founder and President, Academic University for Non-Violence and Human Rights in the Arab World, 2009 - present.

Honorary office and memberships

Founding Member and General Supervisor of 100 Non-Violence, Non-Sectarian & Democratic Houses overall Lebanon - BILAD, 2004.

A member in the National Committee to amend the educational curriculums and unify the civil education book, 1998.

Initiator & General Coordinator (with Dr. Walid Slaybi) of the National Campaign for a Lebanese Personal Status Law, 1997.

Initiator & General Coordinator (with Dr. Walid Slaybi) of the National Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty, 1997.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Younan, O. (2005). Kayfa la natarabba 'al al-ta'ifiya [How we can avoid being raised on sectarianism?]. Beirut: Lebanese Association for Civil Rights (LACR).
  • Younan, O. (2005). Al la 'onf: Tarbiya wa nidalan [The non-violence: Culture of life and civil struggle]. Beirut: Lebanese Association for Civil Rights (LACR).
  • Younan, O. (2003). Barnamage tamkin al-mar'a al-arabia 'abra mahou al-oummiya [Empowering Arab women through literacy program]. Beirut: Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.
  • Younan, O. (2000). Badil 'an al-ta'lim al-dini al-ilzami fi al-madares. [Alternative to the obligatory religious education in schools). Beirut: Movement for People's Rights (MPR).
  • Younan, O. (1998). Dirasat mouqarina bayna mashari' al-ahwal al-shakhsiyya fi loubnan mounthou al-khamsinat [Comparative study on personal status laws in Lebanon]. Beirut: Author.
  • Slaiby, W. & Younan, O. (1997). 'oqoobat al-i'dam taqtol [The death penalty kills]. Beirut: Movement for People's Rights (MPR).
  • Younan, O. (1996). kayfa natarabba 'ala al-ta`ifiyya [How we are raised on sectarianism]. Beirut: Dar al-Jadid and Movement for People's Rights (MPR).
Major achievements: 
  • Co-founding with the non-violent thinker Dr. Walid Slaybi the first academic university in the Arab World for specialization in the areas of Non-Violence and Human Rights, based in Lebanon, 2009.
  • Initiating pioneer initiatives and projects in the field of non-sectarian and non-racist discrimination, and in civil action and creative campaigns for changing unfair laws in Lebanon.
  • Introducing, for the first time in school book in Lebanon and the region, a subject on solving conflicts non-violently, and training hundreds of teachers and pedagogies in the private and public sector to teach the subject.
  • Creating modern writings methods for the first in the Arab World, adopted by several academic and social institutions in Lebanon and in number of Arab countries.

Awards and Distinctions

The PAX Christi International Peace Award, 2006.

The French Republic Human Rights Award, 2005.