Girls and Boys Needs Assessment – Lebanon

18 July 2018

This assessment examines protection concerns affecting girls and boys aged 12-18 in Plan International’s programme areas in Lebanon. It looks at issues including child labour and child marriage and explores what support exists for adolescents in Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugee communities.

This assessment examines protection concerns affecting girls and boys aged 12-18 in Plan International’s programme areas in Lebanon. It looks at issues including child labour and child marriage and explores what support exists for adolescents in Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugee communities. 
The assessment reveals the scale and nature of child protection and gender-based violence risks faced by these adolescents.

Findings include:

  • A quarter of all adolescent girls and boys report physical violence in their community
  • 16% of all adolescent girls think of sexual violence as a prominent risk to them.
  • 9% of adolescents are married, and Syrian girls are marrying younger 
  • One-third of adolescents in vulnerable communities are currently working
  • 17% of interviewed adolescents from Syria were illiterate and 30% of all adolescent girls and boys interviewed in Tripoli have never benefitted from any kind of formal education. 

Programmatic recommendations are made based on the research findings.

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Emergencies, Protection from violence, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, child marriage, Child protection in emergencies