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WHO WE ARE

WHAT IS SAWA LI LUBNAN?

Sawa is a new political movement established to drive real and innovative change in Lebanon that will create the sovereign, safe, and economically prosperous country we all know Lebanon can be.

WHY HAVE WE COME TOGETHER?

Lebanon is facing ruin. Corruption and political paralysis have become so endemic that the country is effectively bankrupt. The lira has collapsed, services are crumbling, there are shortages of basic goods, and people are losing their jobs. This is now having a direct impact on the lives of each and every Lebanese citizen. We have come together because we recognise that either we have to do something or we have to leave the country.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

ORGANIZING NETWORKS

POLITICAL ADVOCACY

COMMUNITY WORK

The government is collapsing, political parties are only serving corrupt interests, there is a clear need for a new structure to allow ordinary citizens to organise under fresh leadership and fight for their interests. We are working across the country to build up our professional staff, open more offices, sign up more volunteers, and engage with more people. This organizational structure can then be used to unlock the potential of ordinary citizens and mobilize them to effect meaningful change.

Lebanon faces innumerable problems, but the fundamental issue is a political one. Without a new political class and wholesale political reform there is no hope for changes that are necessary to root out corruption, save the economy, and improve people’s livelihoods. Whilst some social movements and organizations shy away from politics, we are unequivocal in calling out the political problems and demanding political solutions. We will be carrying out our advocacy in all avenues, from broadcast to social media, and in real life in communities and on people’s doorsteps. This will involve calling out politicians for their mistakes and calling for a new kind of politics.

The Lebanese people have suffered years of mistreatment. Many have lost trust in politicians and lost faith in their own ability to effect change. We are carrying out work in the community in order to address pressing humanitarian needs and establish meaningful relations in communities. By making personal connections and demonstrating that politics doesn’t need to be about distant elites who play with their lives with impunity, but can be about ordinary people coming together to build something better for them and their community, we can show people how they can be a part of the change we all need.

OUR VALUES

NON-SECTERIANISM

ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Religion has no place in modern politics.
Leaders should be chosen according
to ability to deliver, not sect.

PATRIOTISM

ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Religion has no place in modern politics.
Leaders should be chosen according
to ability to deliver, not sect.

JUSTICE

ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Religion has no place in modern politics.
Leaders should be chosen according
to ability to deliver, not sect.

NON-SECTERIANISM​

Religion has no place in modern politics. Leaders should be chosen according to ability to deliver, not sect.

PATRIOTISM​

Protecting our sovereignty and delivering for all Lebanese instead of serving foreign or partisan interests.

JUSTICE

Fairness, social justice, and honest governance that is accountable to the people.