Safe Line/الخط الآمن

+961 81 78 81 78


Al Dar/الدار

+961 76 06 06 02


Men Center/مركز الرجال

+961 71 28 38 20


Complaint/للتقدم بشكوى

+961 81 696575

WHO WE ARE

ABAAD– Resource Center for Gender Equality is a UN ECOSOC accredited organization that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. 

The dynamic team is comprised of dedicated activists, lawyers, consultants, social workers and researchers, who creatively test new approaches as part of a larger effort to achieve an equitable society, free of hegemonic masculinities and violence against women.

As a leading actor on gender equality in the region, ABAAD is perceived as a reliable reference and partner by the local, regional and international entities that promote gender equality, peacebuilding and sustainable development. 

ABAAD has been the co-chair of the National Technical Task Force to End GBV against Women and Girls (alongside the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs) since 2012.

OUR MISSION

ABAAD advocates for the development and implementation of policies and laws that enhance women’s effective participation, through a rights-based approach that would bring about tangible change to gender justice. With the purpose of ending gender-based violence, ABAAD adopts a holistic care approach to provide protection and support services to GBV survivors/right holders during times of peace, war and disasters. As a leading agency on gender equality in the MENA region, ABAAD also seeks to support and build the capacities of local, regional and international entities that are working on protection programmes, case management, Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), Mental Health & Psychosocial Support and sexualities. Through its pioneer ‘’Masculinities’’ programme, ABAAD effectively engages men in working towards achieving an equitable society, free of hegemonic masculinities and violence against women.

OUR

VISION

ABAAD envisions a world in which:

Men and women live as equitable partners and work together to secure better lives for their future and the future of the societies they live in.

Women are effectively empowered and participate in democratic processes that affect their lives and their communities.

Men are willingly and effectively engaged in working towards achieving an equitable society free of hegemonic masculinities and the different types of violence against women.

Women have fair access to the economic assets and the natural resources within their communities.

Women live in freedom, dignity, and inner peace without facing discrimination.

OUR VALUES

ABAAD’s vision, mission and work are guided by the Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, gender-related conventions, resolutions and agreements as well as by the values and principles of equality, mainstreaming, empowerment, participation, inclusion, protection, holistic care approach, rights-based

approach, survivor-centred approach, partnership, accountability, and transparency.

PILLARS OF WORK

To achieve its mission, ABAAD adopts 5 strategies:

1

Policy Development

 Strategy -1 Goal

Develop/change/ enforce fair sensitive responsive policies and laws to ensure gender equality

2

End Violence Against Women

 Strategy -2 Goal

Reduce all forms of gender-based violence and mitigate its harmful effects

3

Women & Survivors Empowerment

Strategy -3 Goal

Increase capability and agency of women and girls to realize their rights & determine their life outcomes

4

Humanitarian Action

Strategy -4 Goal

Provide women & girls affected by humanitarian crises with gender-responsive support & protection

5

Strengthening Civil & Public Sectors

 Strategy -5 Goal

Enhance civil and public sectors’’ capacities and skills to adopt and manage gender responsive action

6

Organizational Development

Strategy -6 Goal

Enhance ABAAD’s effectiveness, performance and service quality

WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!