ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality

ABAAD is a non-profit, non-political, non-confessional organisation that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable peace, democracy, and social and economic development in the MENA region.

ABAAD– Resource Center for Gender Equality is a UN ECOSOC accredited organization that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region.

The dynamic team is comprised of dedicated activists, lawyers, consultants, social workers and researchers, who creatively test new approaches as part of a larger effort to achieve an equitable society, free of hegemonic masculinities and violence against women.

As a leading actor on gender equality in the region, ABAAD is perceived as a reliable reference and partner by the local, regional and international entities that promote gender equality, peacebuilding and sustainable development.

ABAAD has been the co-chair of the National Technical Task Force to End GBV against Women and Girls (alongside the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs) since 2012.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

ABAAD envisions a world in which:

  • Men and women live as equitable partners and work together to secure better lives for their future.
  • Women are effectively empowered and participate in democratic processes that affect their lives and their communities.
  • There is no violence or discrimination and people live in freedom, dignity and peace
  • Women have fair access and control to all social, economic and natural assets and resources and are able to pursue their happiness.

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