Who we are:
LebMASH, founded on Sept. 4th 2012, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, registered in Lebanon, and governed by a board of directors that includes Lebanese health professionals based in Lebanon and the United States. LebMASH aims at advancing sexual and reproductive health for all individuals in Lebanon, with particular focus on LGBT and other marginalized populations in Lebanon.
The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) is an organization of health care professionals that aims to achieve equity in health with focus on sexual health and the health of marginalized groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
- Promote research in sexual health, and the health of marginalized groups such as LGBT individuals
- Integrate cultural competency, sexual health, and the health of marginalized groups such as LGBT individuals in health profession education and continuing education
- Promote evidence-based knowledge to inform conversations in the media and among the public on issues related to sexual health, and the health of marginalized groups such as LGBT individuals
- Influencing and changing policies and legislations to protect health rights and well-being of marginalized groups
- Increase access to care for marginalized groups such as LGBT individuals.
- Eliminate discrimination and harmful practices in healthcare that impact marginalized groups such as LGBT individuals.
In April 2014, LebMASH became officially registered with the Lebanese government as not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, allowing LebMASH to operate in Lebanon in full compliance with the Lebanese law.
LebMASH Logo by Tarek Atrissi Design
We are honoured to have our logo designed by a young, talented and worldly Lebanese expat. The logo of LebMASH was designed by Tarek Atrissi Design; a Netherlands based award winning design studio with a particular expertise in branding and design for the Arab world. The logo design is minimalist and abstract: It uses as a graphic element the three diacritical dots typically used in the Arabic script, stacked on top of each other. These symbolize three key points LebMASH is advocating: “Awareness”, “Education” and “Change” in the Middle East, stacked on top one another to symbolize that by education we can build awareness to achieve change.