“Finding Home Far Away from Home” - the Emergency Safe Housing for the Most affected GBV Survivors in Lebanon: Good Practices, Approaches & Learning. (「尋找另一個家」—黎巴嫩遭受嚴重性別暴力的倖存者的緊急安置工作:建立完善的慣例、方法及學習)

11/06/2019 - 13:45 to 11/06/2019 - 15:15
Proposal(Workshop / Presentation)
Coordinating organization: 
New Methods in Shelter Management and Social Work
Organization Name: 
ABAAD (Resource Centre for Gender Equality) (性別平等資源中心)
Organization Introduction: 
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.
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.
Proposer: Jihane Isseid
Describe your workshop/presentation (300-500 words): 
In August 2013, ABAAD established Three Emergency Temporary Safe Houses “Al Dar,” as a free, safe, and supportive emergency temporary houses for women at risk or survivors of GBV, whether single women, adolescent girls, or women with their children, in three different Lebanese governorates. At this confidential and safe environment, women can seek services, gather information, and explore their different options with the assistance of trained, multi-disciplinary professional staff. Immediate safe-housing, crisis counseling, information on legal rights, psycho social support, referrals for the provision of welfare and social services, income assistance, and access to resources are all available.
The services offered by Al Dar contribute to supporting women/beneficiaries in enhancing their self-esteem, increasing their life management skills, receiving emotional support, decreasing physical and psychological harm, and enabling women’s long term safety and empowerment. This empowering environment provides women with opportunity to grow, mature, and escape abusive situations.
Al Dar also contributes to building community awareness and strengthening local capacities to better respond to GBV.
Therefore, this presentation we will be presenting our experience in Immediate Safe Sheltering Program in Lebanon throughout the eyes of the multidisciplinary staff and a detailed presentation about the philosophy of the psycho-social survivor-centered approach applicable at the shelter.
All Speakers:
Jihane Isseid
Jihane Isseid, Emergency Safe Housing Program Manager at ABAAD.

Jihane Isseid holds a BA degree in Social Work from the Lebanese University- Faculty of Public Health, in
2003. Her thesis focused on the influence of the internet on children and e-protection mechanisms.
In February 2004, she worked at Caritas Migrant Center as a social worker at the Safe house for Migrant Workers Victims of trafficking. From August 2005 till October 2011, she worked with AJEM (Justice & Mercy Association), as the protection senior social worker for the Migrant & refugee inmates.
Between November 2011 & December 2013, she joined himaya NGO where she worked as a senior social worker and afterward as a coordinator of the social department specialized in child protection.
December 2013 marked a new beginning for her career as a Human Rights Activist, when she joined
ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality, as the Safe Housing Program Manager. Since that date, Jihane Isseid was managing the three Emergency Safe Shelter, handling the Helpline for 5 years ago and right know she’s developing the SOP of ABAAD helpline Call Center