Experiments in social inclusion and connection: cases from
The creation of opportunities for social inclusion requires an understanding of the structures and the processes which have brought about conditions of exclusion. Lebanon is a country whose society is characterised by social and communal ties of much benefit to its members, yet the same society has shown exclusionary practices in its laws and values. However, attempts to practice social inclusion for individuals and groups take place. After providing some background on the situation in Lebanon, this chapter will focus on two examples of how inclusion is practiced in service delivery in Lebanon: first, within a psychotherapeutic service in two community-based centres supporting persons struggling with their sexual orientation, and, second, within a research outreach programme on improving childbirth practices.