American Univesity of Beirut

Events

  • The Equity/Title IX Office in collaboration with Dr. Brigitte Khoury from the department of psychiatry at AUBMC and Dr. Antoine Beayno from the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) held on Saturday, February 20, 2021, a training session/workshop entitled “Training in LGBTQ health: peer to peer support". The training aims to train and inform members of the Title IX Student Committee on issues related to mental health needs of LGBTQ, as well as communication skills, with a focus on empathy, listening, reflecting, and offering help or referrals.

  • The students launched a “Let's talk about" webinar series covering multiple topics:
    • The Sexual and Reproductive Health student subcommittee in collaboration with Dr. Faysal El Kak and Dr. Jocelyn Dejong from FHS organized a webinar entitled “Sexual and Reproductive Health awareness" on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Sexual and Reproductive Health awareness webinar aims at addressing the timely critical issues related to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in Lebanon. The webinar will tackle misconceptions about certain sexual practices and promote knowledge about safe sex, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as well as discuss current challenges in accessing SRH services in Lebanon from a public health perspective.
    • In celebration of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, which falls on the 31st of March, the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A+ Subcommittee in collaboration with the WISH Program organized a webinar on “Trans* and Transition: A Wholistic Care Approach" on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at 5:00 PM with Dr. El Kak and Dr. Talih. This webinar aims at addressing critical issues related to transgender people. The webinar will raise awareness about the main struggles that transgender people face physically and psychologically. The webinar will also address the transitioning process and the available resources for transgender people in Lebanon.
    • As we continue to celebrate international women's day, domestic violence remains a major threat women face in their daily lives. The Title IX Student Committee, students in collaboration with Dr. Jinan Usta from AUBMC and Ms. Celine E Kik from Kafa organized a webinar entitled “Let's Talk About: Domestic Violence".  The webinar was held on March 18th at 5:30 pm and was meant to raise awareness about the different forms of domestic violence, its effects, ways to be protected and existing laws against it.

  • As a motivation and inspiration to women/younger women, the Discriminatory Harassment Sub-Committee prepared last term a video featuring successful and inspiring women faculty at AUB. One faculty member from each Faculty provided a short speech that addresses the challenges she faced throughout her career and shared her advice with the students. In collaboration with the communication office and in celebration of "100 years of coeducation" at AUB (1921-2021), this video is now part of AUB's centennial celebration of coeducation and it was shared on the AUB newsletter on October 29, 2021.
    Also, you can find the video entitled “IN HER WORDS" on YouTube, and on the Student committee Instagram page “AUB Title IX Student Committee".

  • The Title IX Student Committee worked on an awareness campaign entitled “IT Hurts! Be Inclusive." that mainly aims at raising awareness among students about the effect that negative and positive communication may have on the embracement of diversity and inclusiveness on campus. The campaign was launched in the Fall semester of Academic Year 2021-22 on the Title IX Student Committee Instagram page and on AUB screens all over campus.

  • On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Subcommittee in collaboration with the WISH Program organized an awareness day addressing  Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH). Activities included, among others, Trivia Questions about 'myths and facts' related to SRH, in addition to targeted messages about SRH in general and menstruation in particular. 
  • As sexual harassment persists in today's society, it is of utmost importance to raise awareness on the means of sexual harassment (SH) as well as ways of intervention when faced with a harassment situation. To address this topic, the Title IX Sexual Harassment subcommittee members organized an awareness booth held in front of West Hall, Thursday April 28th, 2022. The booth tackled jokes around SH, the relation of clothing to SH, the importance of consent, as well as the 5 D's of bystander intervention. Students passing by were given the chance to question their knowledge on sexual harassment matters through a trivia game.
  • In celebration of Title IX's 50th anniversary, the Title IX student committee prepared an informational video entitled “A walk through Title IX's history" featuring the enactment, evolution, and impact of Title IX over the years.

    You can find this video on YouTube, and on the student committee Instagra​m page “AUB Title IX Student Committee".​



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