December 2017 – November 2018,
“Prostitution in Lebanon”: There is little awareness and interest in or outside of academia in the legal complexities of human trafficking and prostitution, state regulations as well as the vulnerability of regulated and unregulated sex workers in Lebanon. This study's main goal is to collect information on the Lebanese sex industry and the involvement of General Security in sex trafficking while choosing a distinctive sex positive approach that allows for the sex worker's own agency to be heard. In an attempt to depict a complete picture, this study by May Abi Samra is based on interviews with women working in the sex industry, the Anti-Human-Trafficking and Morals Protection Bureau under the Interior Ministry and General Security personnel.
An Arabic article on the study can be found here.