Addressing GBV and SRHR To Enhance Syrian Refugee Men And Women’s Well-being
- Progress Completed
ABAAD, supported by HIVOS, in partnership with MARSA Sexual Health Centre and the Syrian League for Citizenship, contributed to building an environment more conducive to the enhancement of Syrian refugee women and men’s well-being through improving community awareness on GBV and SRHR issues. This was done via disseminating knowledge, service provision, and advocacy. The success of the project was indicated by the resultant growing rates of women and men reporting SRHR needs and incidences of GBV.
Within the GBV sector, ABAAD is building the capacities of participating frontline workers on the themes of gender, GBV, and SRHR. This includes a series of trainings and workshops targeting field staff from different regions throughout Lebanon. Topics such as child marriage, GBV identification and referral, and caring for women survivors of GBV, among others, were addressed.
Direct Services including the delivery of specialized GBV-related services within static and mobile settings as follows:
ABAAD organizes a series of support group sessions targeting refugee women survivors of violence. Each support group hosts around 18 women and is conducted over 8 sessions by a qualified expert facilitator. The support group sessions provide a safe space for women to share the daily challenges that they faced due to displacement, acquired resilience strategies to positively cope with their new realities, in addition to working on creating informal networks among the women as means of sustainable support to each other.
Within this component, ABAAD provides holistic care services for women and girl survivors/at risk of violence within our already existing structures (safe temporary shelters and model centers). Additionally, we also work with men who have abusive behaviors and wish to improve their communication approaches through the provision of psychosocial support at our Men Centre in Beirut.