Gender-based Violence, Gender Equity and Gender
Gender-based Violence, Gender Equity and GenderSEE LESS
Since the start of the lockdown, domestic abuse cases have increased by 100% in Lebanon. Already existing gender-based violence risks at home and public spaces are exacerbated due to self-isolation, misuse of power, heightened tensions, financial uncertainties and disruption of life-saving services. Most of the domestic violence victims, who are held captive in their homes with their abusers, are unaware that they can still seek help, even while confined.
To show victims of domestic abuse that help is still available, we asked people to share ABAAD's Emergency Helpline number from the only place possible during confinement, their balconies, making sure the lockdown does not turn into a lockup.
ABAAD is a UN ECOSOC-accredited organization that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable peace, democracy and social and economic development in the MENA region. The dynamic team is comprised of more than 160 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.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN