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Training Guide

The training guide is a tool for trainers and facilitators to begin work on GE through fun, interactive, competitive, and educational games and exercises for children aged 8 to 12. These games will set important groundwork for children to understand GE concepts and related issues. Each of the games has a section that will allow the facilitator to discuss important lessons and ideas with the children.

The launching ceremony was held in Beirut in 2013 under the patronage of the Minister of Social Affairs, HE Wael Abou Faour. Over 260 attendees were present, which included representatives from different NGOs working with/for children generally and/or in emergencies, NGOs working on training and development, members of the Technical Taskforces in Lebanon (on GBV, GBV in emergencies, CPWG, and others), UN agencies and INGOs, the project’s peer reviewers, and the MoSA SDCs.

How to Work With Parents?

ABAAD, in partnership with Save the Children International, produced “How to Work with Parents,” a guidebook for social actors, animators, and front-liners working with children and their parents. The guidebook has been incorporated as an annex to the “Playing for Gender Equality” toolkit previously produced by ABAAD. The guide, produced based on feedback received while conducting trainings on PGE, details the importance of parental involvement in any gender equality programmes designed for children and youth. Parents are key players whose involvement is crucial in any programme designed for children. In order to lay the proper foundations for a full partnership with parents, the latter’s active involvement is essential. This is because it would lead to their full support and to the reinforcement of the facilitators’ work at home with their children, thus resulting in cyclical effects in the struggle towards transformative social change.

Playing For Gender Equality Training Of Trainers 

“Playing for Gender Equality” is a cutting-edge training toolkit, considered one of the first toolkits of its kind developed and tested in the MENA region. The PGE toolkit, which targets children ages 8 – 12, includes a training guide composed of 10 games, the referential guide “What do I Need to Know about Gender Equality?”, and support items such as posters, stickers, and colouring sheets.

The kit is a tool for trainers and facilitators to work on gender equality with children through fun, interactive, competitive, and educational games and exercises, each followed by discussion components.

In partnership with Save the Children International, ABAAD conducted two trainings of trainers for 53 participants working with children, one in Beirut, and the other in Tyr. The trainings provided participants with the cognitive framework necessary to understand and therefore convey gender-related concepts, especially gender equality, gender roles, and gender-based violence, as well as how to work with children on addressing these issues.

The trainings also enabled the participants to adapt and use the toolkit, each in her/his direct field of work with children, by providing them with the needed knowledge and communication skills to successfully carry out the games included in the training curriculum. Upon completion of the ToT, each of the trainees conducted coaching sessions on PGE.


Greetings! We would like to begin by thanking you for your interest in youth’s education on concepts of Gender Equality.

This page includes several resources developed and tested in the Middle East, for that purpose that might be helpful for your work in this field!

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Syria GBV Rapid Assessment

The qualitative assessment collected information from Syrian specialists providing direct services to local communities in 13 governorates, and captures both, community perceptions and service provider attitudes and practices. 


Now and the Future

key findings and recommendations on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality, peace and security in Lebanon.


Program Ra

It stems from our belief in the vital role  of men and young boys in preventing violence against women and girls and the necessity for them to be actively involved in issues of sexual and re-productive health and rights and to focus on how sexual and reproductive health and rights inter-sect with gender and women’s rights. Gender inequality is not only the main vulnerability fac-tor related to sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls, but gender norms also influence decision making and thus limit the ability to access sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Case studies on Engaging with religious actors on gender inequality and gender-based violence

This publication, entitled ‘Engaging with Religious Actors on Gender Inequality and Gender-Based Violence’, was developed with the financial support of the European Union. It combines a map of 5 Practices, and ABAAD’s perspectives in working with religious actors to prevent and end Violence Against Women and Girls and discussion around: Why work and engage with religious actors? What were the outcomes and the challenges and how did we respond? 
The publication includes Key lessons learnt by ABAAD and its partner organizations Prevention+ in addition to experiences from House Of Sarah, SafFAids, Episcopal Relief & Development and others.


The Sorrow Remains Inside - full report

This report is developed by ABAAD in coordination with The Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University. It provides a better understanding of mental health among adult women survivors of GBV in Lebanon, in order to increase awareness among the affected population and health/service providers about how these issues are related, and support better referral pathways as well as access to and quality of services and policies.


Baseline study: “Toward a Gender-Equitable Society” Project

This report captures findings from the baseline study of the project “Toward a Gender-Equitable Society” implemented by Search for Common Ground (Search) and ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality (ABAAD). The expected impact of the project is to “contribute to an enabling environment in which social norms around gender-based violence (GBV) will be shifted and access to safe and quality prevention and response services will be increased.”