Safe Line/خط آمن

+961 81 78 81 78

Al Dar/الدار

+961 76 06 06 02

Men Center/مركز الرجال

+961 71 28 38 20



EMERGENCY RESPONSE                   

Year of establishment: 2012        



Reducing the risks of gender-based violence through improving the quality of multi-sectoral assistance for women and girls survivors or at risk of GBV among host and Syrian refugee populations.

Brief Description of the Programme 

The programme was launched in early 2013 to respond to the growing gender-based violence, child protection, and sexual and reproductive health needs in Lebanon that have been exacerbated due to the emergency situation resulting from the Syrian crisis.

The programme carries out prevention and emergency response services related to GBV, CP, and SRHR in emergencies via working on different levels:

  • Improving the skills of the health and the legal sectors to improve crucial clinical management of rape services provided to sexual assault survivors residing in Lebanon;
  • Community activities that aim to empower women and girls;
  • Strengthening the referral pathway in the GBV sector;
  • Building the capacities of GBV and CP service providers through coordinating with different local and international NGOs and agencies;  
  • Raising awareness through activities for individuals and the general community.

Under this programme, ABAAD has also launched eight model centers that act as Women and Girls Safe Spaces (WGSS) that provide holistic care throughout Lebanon in partnership with UNICEF and the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs.



"Maha's Story"

ABAAD, in partnership with the International Medical Corps, developed the photo booklet «Maha's Story».


Act For The Disappeared" Project 

In 2015, in the frame of a project led in partnership with the European Union and Act For the Disappeared, ABAAD was appointed focal point to carry out art therapy sessions with families of the disappeared of Lebanon, with a focus on the gendered impact of the diappearance on Women.


Tools Development 

ABAAD has produced various Information, Education and Communication materials (IEC) that have been adapted to the context of refugees from Syria in Lebanon.  


How to Organise Support Groups for Women Survivors of GBV?

ABAAD conducted “How to Organise Support Groups for Women Victims of GBV Using a Survivor-Centred Approach,” in the North and in the in Bekaa with the aim of reinforcing the capacity and skills of participants in planning and facilitating support group sessions with female survivors of GBV, using a survivor-centred approach.


GBV Case Management in Emergency and Post-Emergency Situations (CMiE)

In order to develop the capacity of frontline actors working with SGBV survivors in emergency settings, ABAAD, in partnership with UNICEF, conducted two five-day GBV CMiE trainings (in the North and the Bekaa) and one refresher training (in Tyr) for social workers working with women and girl survivors of GBV in Lebanon, from both refugee and local communities.


Addressing GBV and SRHR To Enhance Syrian Refugee Men And Women’s Well-being

 ABAAD, supported by HIVOS, and in partnership with MARSA Sexual Health Centre and the Syrian League for Citizenship, contributed to building an environment more conducive to the enhancement of Syrian women and men refugees’ well-being through improving community awareness on GBV and SRHR issues. 


Direct Interventions And Services To Syrian Refugee Women And Men

 In partnership with DANIDA, this project targets two main sectoral levels: on one hand, it addresses direct interventions with refugees coming from Syria and providing Syrian women (and men) with individualised services.


Ending Gender-Based Violence

In order to put an end to GBV, ABAAD, in partnership with UNICEF End the European Union, has developed different type of training of trainers using a survivor-centred approach.   






shifting sands



Marriage is not a game - الزواج مش لعبة



Maha's Story



Protection messages



Syrian Women and Girls - GBV Rapid Assessment



Marriage Is Not a Game