Democratization & Public Accountabillity


Donor: Transparency International (TI)

Duration: June - Dec 2017

Total Budget: USD 132,127

Geographical Reach: Covering all of Lebanon’s territory.

Since its launch in 2009, the Lebanese Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (LALAC) has provided information, referral and advice services to more than 1,500 people in Lebanon. More than 700 people have approached LALAC since 2013, and more than 400 individuals have requested legal advice on specific cases, from tampered water supplies, to police harassment, real estate bribery and alleged sexual exploitation by a high-ranking regional official. The ‘Sharaka’ project aims to engage citizens in the fight against corruption. Victims and witnesses of corruption are supported through LALAC by receiving free legal advice

Main Activities:

-          A four-day workshop on Investigative Journalism which trained 23 junior journalists.

-          Several outreach sessions on LALAC around Lebanon targeting Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees;

-          Visibility campaigning through SMS waves, newsletters, billboard campaigns, and radio ads;

-          Two competitions for university students with the aim of engaging students in integrity and anti-corruption practices.