Projects conducted by ABAAD with partner organizations on the issue of women, peace and security agenda in Lebanon between 2012 and 2016 included:
- Two National Consultations on UNSCR 1325;
- Production of a simplified Arabic version of the UNSCR 1325;
- Holding a series of local consultations with women (and men) at the grass roots level to sensitize participants on the UNSCR 1325;
Drafting a preliminary version of the action plan to be discussed and endorsed with women NGOs;
Holding a central meeting to present the findings of the local consultation sessions and put together a draft action plan that will lead into drafting the NAP;
Conducting a comprehensive media mapping and issuing policy brief(s) on the triangulation of gender, war and media during conflict and post conflict situations;
Initiating dialogue with media outlets, humanitarian organizations and donor agencies while highlighting best practices in women empowerment during conflict situations.
Production of a simplified Arabic version of the UNSCR
Given the absence of Arabic literature on women, peace and security in Lebanon (and the MENA region), and the technical nature of the UNSCR 1325, ABAAD, in partnership with the “Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, produced a simplified version of the resolution in Arabic in May 2014.
The booklet titled: “my Right in Protection during Armed Conflict”, and aimed at producing a new resource as tool to equipping relevant right-holders with the legal and practical knowledge about the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, its mandate, scope and pillars.
The booklet includes sections that covers the three (Ps) of the resolution. In each section, ABAAD added relevant information on the current situation in Lebanon vis-à-vis women’s participation, protection measures, and prevention approaches needed to enhance women’s peace and security agenda in Lebanon. The booklet was disseminated through ABAAD network and social media mediums. Copies of the booklets were shared widely with women and men who took part in the local consultation sessions.