Helem

Last modified: 
11/01/2019 - 3:59pm

Helem leads a peaceful struggle for the liberation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgendered (LGBT), and other persons with non-conforming sexuality or gender identity in Lebanon from all sorts of violations of civil, political, economic, social, or cultural rights.
Identity Helem (the Arabic acronym of "Lebanese Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders"), is a non-governmental non-profit organization. It presented its notification of association to the Lebanese Ministry of Interior on 4 September 2004. Although it focuses on sexual orientation and gender identity issues, Helem's membership is open to any person who shares our values based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Helem is also strongly opposed to any kind of segregation, both in the services it offers or in the struggle it leads.
Goals Helem's primary goal is the annulment of article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code which punishes "unnatural sexual intercourse". This law is primarily used to target persons with non-conforming sexuality or gender identity, through the violation of privacy and by denial of basic human rights. The abolishment of this law, along with other laws that criminalize non-conforming sexuality or gender identity, will help reduce state and societal persecution and pave the way to achieving equality for the LGBT community in Lebanon. Another main objective is to counter the AIDS epidemic and other sexually transmitted diseases while advocating for the rights of patients and combatting stigma.

Acronym: 
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Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
2004
Country of Origin: 
LB
Intervention Sector(s): 
Advocacy & Awareness
Gender issues
Human Rights & Protection
Contact person's position: 
Board Member
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
N/A
Address: 
Spears
Beirut , Beirut
Lebanon
Phone: +9611745092
Fax: +9611745092
Beirut LB
City: 
Beirut
Street: 
Spears
Phone: 
+9611745092
Website: 
Email: 
board@helem.net
Fax: 
+9611745092
Contact person's name: 
Mahdy Charafedin
Partnerships: 
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Events

Event

أصدقائنا الأعزاء، إنَّ موعدنا مع اليوم العالمي لمناهضة رهاب المثلية الجنسية والتحول الجنسي قد حان ونحن سعداء جدا لدعوتكم لحضور النشاط معنا.

Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 3:00am
Event

تحت شعار "انا كمان بصّوت...القانون لازم يحميني"تنظّم جمعية حلم "اليوم العالمي لمناهضة رهاب المثلية ورهاب المتحولات والمتحولين جنسياً ومتغيّري النوع

Sunday, 3 June 2012 - 3:00am

Press Releases

Press Release

هذا البيان الصحفي هو جهد مشترك بين جمعية حلم، والمؤسسة العربية للحرية والمساواة (AFE)، وتحالف-م (M-Coalition)، ومركز "مرسى" للصحة الجنسية، والجمعية

Jobs

Job

Legal & Social Services Officer Job Description
Department(s): Legal & Social Services

Sunday, 1 October 2017
Expired
Job

The Legal and Social Services Officer is responsible for handling any and all social cases – in the form of service users - that come to the center

Monday, 19 September 2016
Expired

Projects

Project

- Provide MSMs with prevention material through outreach
- Offer psychological support through support groups
- Offer a 24/24 information LINE
- Provide a referral system for...