Shifting Sands: Changing Gender Roles Among Refugees in Lebanon
In collaboration with Oxfam, ABAAD conducted a gender situation and vulnerability assessment among Syrian and Palestinian refugees arriving from Syria to Lebanon. The qualitative research was conducted with over 150 people through focus group discussions and individual interviews with refugees and key people.
The aim of the study was to explore people's experiences related to how their gendered social economic roles are changing, and the negative and positive effects these changes are having on their lives,
The areas investigated included: changes to gendered norms, values and identities; changes in people's physical safety and emotional wellbeing; changing gender control over resources; and gendered access to aid and basic services.
The study was shared and presented during the National GBV Taskforce meeting, as well as with targeted lists of active local and international NGOs working on responsing to the crisis. It has also reaped the interest of a number of fronts like Human Rights Watch (HRW), World Food Programme (WFP), UNHCH, Caritas, and Carnegie among others.