Capacity Development on Gender Mainstreaming
ABAAD has organised various trainings on gender mainstreaming throughout Lebanon, including:
with the objective of sensitizing field officers and coordinators as well as programme managers to include gender perspectives in the design and implementation of their programs and activities (2016);
Training Programme on Gender and Gender Analysis for International NGOs
- Training Programme on Gender Analysis for the Ministry of Social Affairs’s personnel, namely the head of the Social Development Centers (SDCs), MOSA Gender Unit Personnel as well as affiliated social workers. The training programme was jointly organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the National Commission of Lebanese Women (NCLW) (2014);
- Training on gender related concepts for Syrian and Syrian-Palestinian women in Chatila camp, in Beirut (2013);
during a programme led by MASAR and Permanent peace Movement, targeting young activists affiliated with political parties in Lebanon (2013);
Training sessions on Gender and Women Empowerment
tackling all forms of gender discrimination against women in workplaces and the positive roles Media and NGOs can play to eliminate all these forms of discrimination. The training was jointly organized by Amel International Association, CESTAS, with the financial support of the European Union. The training workshop was designed to target activists and people working in sector, as well as media personnel (2012);
Training on Mainstreaming Gender in Media in Lebanon non-governmental
targeting women and young girls from the communities in South Lebanon. These focused on the international frameworks of women’s rights namely CEDAW, and how to apply CEDAW at the community level while working with field-based actors (2012).
Training workshops on the Convention on the Elimination of All Form of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)trainings
Specialised Interventions in Mainstreaming Gender in Related Issues
National Consultations on UNSCR 1325 from gender lens
Since 2012, ABAAD has been closely partnering with the Women’s League for International Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Lebanon to lead the national consultation process on women peace and security, and identify and/map women’s issues and concerns that relates to the policy of UNSCR 1325.
During that phase, two participatory and all-inclusive national consultation meetings were held in May and November 2012 respectively. These consultation meetings gathered women organizations working on women’s human rights and women peace and security.
Consultation sessions on UNSCR from gender lens
Between October and December 2014, ABAAD also organised a series of 10 consultation sessions at the local level on UNSCR 1325. The aim of these sessions were to sensitize women and men on the UNSCR and raise their awareness about this important tool in advocating for full participation of women in decision making spheres related to peace and security, and to lobby for full protection of women from gender-based violence during conflict and post-conflict situations.
More importantly, ABAAD, through these sessions aimed at assessing women and men’s perspectives on the possible challenges (and priorities) with regards to women, peace and security issues in their respective context.