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.
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.
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 6 strategies:
Strategy 1 – Goal
Develop/change/ enforce fair sensitive responsive policies and laws to ensure gender equality
End Violence Against Women
Strategy 2 – Goal
Reduce all forms of gender-based violence and mitigate its harmful effects
Women & Survivors Empowerment
Strategy 3 – Goal
Increase capability and agency of women and girls to realize their rights & determine their life outcomes
Strategy 4 – Goal
Provide women & girls affected by humanitarian crises with gender-responsive support & protection
Strengthening Civil & Public Sectors
Strategy 5 – Goal
Enhance civil and public sectors’’ capacities and skills to adopt and manage gender responsive action
Strategy 6 – Goal
Enhance ABAAD’s effectiveness, performance and service quality
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Abaad Joins Call to Action Steering Committee
With the new year, ABAAD joined the call to Action Steering Committee as the co-chair of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Working Group
ABAAD selected as a global leader of the UN Generation Equality Action Coalition on GBV
ABAAD #LockdownNotLockup campaign recognized as one of 50 inspiring Solidarity in Action stories from around the world
NETWORKS WE ARE PART OF
- Lebanon Humanitarian and Development NGOs Forum (Steering Committee)
- Lebanon Humanitarian Fund/OCHA (Advisory Board)
- Lebanon Humanitarian Country Team (HCT)
- Protection Core Group (Elected as representative of Local NGOs)
- National coalition to End Child Marriage