Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon

by Developmental Action without Borders/Naba'a
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Dignity for displaced women and girls in Lebanon
Psychosocial activities
Psychosocial activities

Background during and after the implementation of the project;

After conducting a field survey in the Bourj Hammoud area, the problems were identified and categorized as materialistic, social and psychological.

Materialistic problems: Before the explosion, the living and economic situation in Lebanon, in general and specifically, in Bourj Hammoud area already was not that good, and then the explosion occurred and caused the situation to deteriorate more. The losses were embodied by the destruction of homes, shops and private companies in addition to the inability of getting the basic needs for living (securing foodstuff ...) that were discovered through field and home visits by social workers in the Bourj Hammoud area, and this situation in turn has led to the emergence of many problems that fall under the social problems

Social problems: As a result of the materialistic losses that occurred in the region, the level of unemployment increased after the destruction of the work and livelihoods of the citizens, and thus led to the emergence of high cases below the poverty line.

In addition to the emergence of various cases of bullying, and violence that manifested in different forms between members of the society in general and the families specifically.

Psychological problems: all the factors that were previously mentioned, material and social problems, especially the explosion, which had a major role in the emergence of psychological problems and disorders for a large segment of the population of Burj Hammoud, which are manifested by the symptoms of several disorders like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks ... Where it appeared on individuals of different ages, whether they were children, adults, or elderly, it affected everyone who was near to the explosion.

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

  • We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.
  • 3240 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • The psychosocial support sessions focused on groups, as they were formed by referring service applicants who were visited in their homes, and the groups were divided into:
  • The women's groups, which included 75 women, were divided into 5 groups, 10 women within the each group. in these groups it also included 23 men. The following conducted activities were art therapy, psychological drama, psychological and social support activities, and parental therapy. Among 50 women 57 were referred for follow-up by a psychologist as part of individual psychological support sessions for each beneficiary.
  • The division of the groups of children's sessions were according to age (6-14):

-Art therapy sessions for children aged 6 to 10 years

- Psychosocial support "sessions for children "She deals or “I deal with awareness sessions for girls and boys from 11 to 14 years old

- Psychosocial support sessions for all age groups

  • 100 children were targeted, divided into groups according to social and psychological needs. The psychologist referred 30 new children for individual follow-up.
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.

 

Case Study;

Beneficiary profile

  1. Code: R1
  2. Date of birth: 2003
  3. Nationality: Syrian
  4. Sex: Female
  5. Referred by: Social Worker
  6. Reason for referral: self-harm,   isolation, psychological stress
  7. Risk level: High
  8. Social status; Divorced

 

Notes: The beneficiary is currently married to someone else and has no children.

Economic and living situation of the beneficiary

  1. Work: Unemployed Unstable Stable
  2. Type of work: Stitching

 

  1. Is he/she receiving financial assistance? No
  2. Family income: good average low bad
  3. Nature of the residence: Landlord Rent hosted   tent
  4. Number of rooms: 2
  5. Does anyone else live in the house with the family: The beneficiary and her husband live with her parents and her siblings

Additional Observations on the Living Situation of the Case:

The living and economic situation of the beneficiary is terrible as the family of 8 members live in a house consisting of only 2 rooms which lacks the basic home furnishings.

Summary of the background/history of the beneficiary and the problems suffered from:

After observing the beneficiary’s situation through her participation in awareness sessions, she began talking openly about her situation among the Psycho Social Support group members (group of girls aged 14-20), where she talked about the consequences of early marriage that she faced and suffered from, as she was forcibly ordered by her father to marry a man when she was 15 years old. This early marriage shortly led to family problems and complications including constant insults to her by the husband's parents, leading her to divorce few months after her marriage.

Moreover, after her divorce, she received insults from her own family who considers divorce as a shame and a social defect, where the mother told her, "You are just a divorced girl and so you are with us to serve us."

All that has been addressed and said to her had led to the emergence of high-risk psychological symptoms.

Psychological and Social Symptoms Observed:

- Community isolation (spends days without communicating or meeting with a family or friend)

- Feelings of permanent sadness (most of the time)

- Constant crying

- Fear of facing people

- Loss of self-confidence and loss of trust in people

- Sleep disorders (insomnia)

- Eating disorders (anorexia)

- Nail biting

- Hair cutting (self-torture for revenge)

- Harming her body by cutting off her wrists and arms

Data Collection Method:

Data is collected through the psycho-social support sessions and awareness sessions given, as well as follow-up via the telephone and home visit.

   Intervention and follow-up Methods:

Intervention was conducted in the following ways:

  • Awareness sessions (early marriage, gender-based violence, gender versus sex)
  • Psychosocial support sessions (SHE DEAL), how to deal with risks
  • Art therapy sessions (your strengths and weaknesses, fears and sources of strength, your position in society, expression of emotions)
  • Referral to the psychologist for follow-up

 

Recommendations:

- Follow-up meetings with the psychologist through individual sessions on a weekly basis

- Continue participating in the sessions that she had begun as a recommendation by the social worker and at the request of the beneficiary herself (awareness sessions, art therapy sessions, social psychological support sessions).

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Reproductive health awareness session
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Celebrating Child Day at Child Cancer Center
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Breast Cancer Campaign
Breast Cancer Campaign

Background during and after the implementation of the project;

After conducting a field survey in the Bourj Hammoud area, the problems were identified and categorized as materialistic, social and psychological.

Materialistic problems: Before the explosion, the living and economic situation in Lebanon, in general and specifically, in Bourj Hammoud area already was not that good, and then the explosion occurred and caused the situation to deteriorate more. The losses were embodied by the destruction of homes, shops and private companies in addition to the inability of getting the basic needs for living (securing foodstuff ...) that were discovered through field and home visits by social workers in the Bourj Hammoud area, and this situation in turn has led to the emergence of many problems that fall under the social problems

Social problems: As a result of the materialistic losses that occurred in the region, the level of unemployment increased after the destruction of the work and livelihoods of the citizens, and thus led to the emergence of high cases below the poverty line.

In addition to the emergence of various cases of bullying, and violence that manifested in different forms between members of the society in general and the families specifically.

Psychological problems: all the factors that were previously mentioned, material and social problems, especially the explosion, which had a major role in the emergence of psychological problems and disorders for a large segment of the population of Burj Hammoud, which are manifested by the symptoms of several disorders like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks ... Where it appeared on individuals of different ages, whether they were children, adults, or elderly, it affected everyone who was near to the explosion.

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

  • We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.
  • 3240 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • The psychosocial support sessions focused on groups, as they were formed by referring service applicants who were visited in their homes, and the groups were divided into:
  • The women's groups, which included 75 women, were divided into 5 groups, 10 women within the each group. in these groups it also included 23 men. The following conducted activities were art therapy, psychological drama, psychological and social support activities, and parental therapy. Among 50 women 57 were referred for follow-up by a psychologist as part of individual psychological support sessions for each beneficiary.
  • The division of the groups of children's sessions were according to age (6-14):

-Art therapy sessions for children aged 6 to 10 years

- Psychosocial support "sessions for children "She deals or “I deal with awareness sessions for girls and boys from 11 to 14 years old

- Psychosocial support sessions for all age groups

  • 100 children were targeted, divided into groups according to social and psychological needs. The psychologist referred 30 new children for individual follow-up.
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.

 

Case Study;

Beneficiary profile

  1. Code: R1
  2. Date of birth: 2003
  3. Nationality: Syrian
  4. Sex: Female
  5. Referred by: Social Worker
  6. Reason for referral: isolation, psychological stress
  7. Risk level: High
  8. Social status; Divorced

 

Notes: The beneficiary is currently married to someone else and has no children.

Economic and living situation of the beneficiary

  1. Work: Unemployed Unstable Stable
  2. Type of work: Stitching

 

  1. Is he/she receiving financial assistance? No
  2. Family income: good average low bad
  3. Nature of the residence: Landlord Rent hosted   tent
  4. Number of rooms: 2
  5. Does anyone else live in the house with the family: The beneficiary and her husband live with her parents and her siblings

Additional Observations on the Living Situation of the Case:

The living and economic situation of the beneficiary is terrible as the family of 8 members live in a house consisting of only 2 rooms which lacks the basic home furnishings.

Summary of the background/history of the beneficiary and the problems suffered from:

After observing the beneficiary’s situation through her participation in awareness sessions, she began talking openly about her situation among the Psycho Social Support group members (group of girls aged 14-20), where she talked about the consequences of early marriage that she faced and suffered from, as she was forcibly ordered by her father to marry a man when she was 15 years old. This early marriage shortly led to family problems and complications including constant insults to her by the husband's parents, leading her to divorce few months after her marriage.

Moreover, after her divorce, she received insults from her own family who considers divorce as a shame and a social defect, where the mother told her, "You are just a divorced girl and so you are with us to serve us."

All that has been addressed and said to her had led to the emergence of high-risk psychological symptoms.

Psychological and Social Symptoms Observed:

- Community isolation (spends days without communicating or meeting with a family or friend)

- Feelings of permanent sadness (most of the time)

- Constant crying

- Fear of facing people

- Loss of self-confidence and loss of trust in people

- Sleep disorders (insomnia)

- Eating disorders (anorexia)

- Nail biting

- Hair cutting (self-torture for revenge)

- Harming her body by cutting off her wrists and arms

Data Collection Method:

Data is collected through the psycho-social support sessions and awareness sessions given, as well as follow-up via the telephone and home visit.

   Intervention and follow-up Methods:

Intervention was conducted in the following ways:

  • Awareness sessions (early marriage, gender-based violence, gender versus sex)
  • Psychosocial support sessions (SHE DEAL), how to deal with risks
  • Art therapy sessions (your strengths and weaknesses, fears and sources of strength, your position in society, expression of emotions)
  • Referral to the psychologist for follow-up

 

Recommendations:

- Follow-up meetings with the psychologist through individual sessions on a weekly basis

- Continue participating in the sessions that she had begun as a recommendation by the social worker and at the request of the beneficiary herself (awareness sessions, art therapy sessions, social psychological support sessions).

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Distributing Food Kits
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GBV Campaign
Risks of child marriage session
Risks of child marriage session
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Trip for children

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GBV awareness session
GBV awareness session

Background during and after the implementation of the project;

After conducting a field survey in the Bourj Hammoud area, the problems were identified and categorized as materialistic, social and psychological.

Materialistic problems: Before the explosion, the living and economic situation in Lebanon, in general and specifically, in Bourj Hammoud area already was not that good, and then the explosion occurred and caused the situation to deteriorate more. The losses were embodied by the destruction of homes, shops and private companies in addition to the inability of getting the basic needs for living (securing foodstuff ...) that were discovered through field and home visits by social workers in the Bourj Hammoud area, and this situation in turn has led to the emergence of many problems that fall under the social problems

Social problems: As a result of the materialistic losses that occurred in the region, the level of unemployment increased after the destruction of the work and livelihoods of the citizens, and thus led to the emergence of high cases below the poverty line.

In addition to the emergence of various cases of bullying, and violence that manifested in different forms between members of the society in general and the families specifically.

Psychological problems: all the factors that were previously mentioned, material and social problems, especially the explosion, which had a major role in the emergence of psychological problems and disorders for a large segment of the population of Burj Hammoud, which are manifested by the symptoms of several disorders like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks ... Where it appeared on individuals of different ages, whether they were children, adults, or elderly, it affected everyone who was near to the explosion.

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

  • We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.
  • 3240 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • The psychosocial support sessions focused on groups, as they were formed by referring service applicants who were visited in their homes, and the groups were divided into:
  • The women's groups, which included 75 women, were divided into 5 groups, 10 women within the each group. in these groups it also included 23 men. The following conducted activities were art therapy, psychological drama, psychological and social support activities, and parental therapy. Among 50 women 57 were referred for follow-up by a psychologist as part of individual psychological support sessions for each beneficiary.
  • The division of the groups of children's sessions were according to age (6-14):

-Art therapy sessions for children aged 6 to 10 years

- Psychosocial support "sessions for children "She deals or “I deal with awareness sessions for girls and boys from 11 to 14 years old

- Psychosocial support sessions for all age groups

  • 100 children were targeted, divided into groups according to social and psychological needs. The psychologist referred 30 new children for individual follow-up.
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.

 

Case Study;

Beneficiary profile

  1. Code: R1
  2. Date of birth: 2003
  3. Nationality: Syrian
  4. Sex: Female
  5. Referred by: Social Worker
  6. Reason for referral: self-harm,   isolation, psychological stress
  7. Risk level: High
  8. Social status; Divorced

 

Notes: The beneficiary is currently married to someone else and has no children.

Economic and living situation of the beneficiary

  1. Work: Unemployed Unstable Stable
  2. Type of work: Stitching

 

  1. Is he/she receiving financial assistance? No
  2. Family income: good average low bad
  3. Nature of the residence: Landlord Rent hosted   tent
  4. Number of rooms: 2
  5. Does anyone else live in the house with the family: The beneficiary and her husband live with her parents and her siblings

Additional Observations on the Living Situation of the Case:

The living and economic situation of the beneficiary is terrible as the family of 8 members live in a house consisting of only 2 rooms which lacks the basic home furnishings.

Summary of the background/history of the beneficiary and the problems suffered from:

After observing the beneficiary’s situation through her participation in awareness sessions, she began talking openly about her situation among the Psycho Social Support group members (group of girls aged 14-20), where she talked about the consequences of early marriage that she faced and suffered from, as she was forcibly ordered by her father to marry a man when she was 15 years old. This early marriage shortly led to family problems and complications including constant insults to her by the husband's parents, leading her to divorce few months after her marriage.

Moreover, after her divorce, she received insults from her own family who considers divorce as a shame and a social defect, where the mother told her, "You are just a divorced girl and so you are with us to serve us."

All that has been addressed and said to her had led to the emergence of high-risk psychological symptoms.

Psychological and Social Symptoms Observed:

- Community isolation (spends days without communicating or meeting with a family or friend)

- Feelings of permanent sadness (most of the time)

- Constant crying

- Fear of facing people

- Loss of self-confidence and loss of trust in people

- Sleep disorders (insomnia)

- Eating disorders (anorexia)

- Nail biting

- Hair cutting (self-torture for revenge)

- Harming her body by cutting off her wrists and arms

Data Collection Method:

Data is collected through the psycho-social support sessions and awareness sessions given, as well as follow-up via the telephone and home visit.

   Intervention and follow-up Methods:

Intervention was conducted in the following ways:

  • Awareness sessions (early marriage, gender-based violence, gender versus sex)
  • Psychosocial support sessions (SHE DEAL), how to deal with risks
  • Art therapy sessions (your strengths and weaknesses, fears and sources of strength, your position in society, expression of emotions)
  • Referral to the psychologist for follow-up

Recommendations:

- Follow-up meetings with the psychologist through individual sessions on a weekly basis

- Continue participating in the sessions that she had begun as a recommendation by the social worker and at the request of the beneficiary herself (awareness sessions, art therapy sessions, social psychological support sessions).

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She Deals - Psychosocial Activity for adolescents

Background during and after the implementation of the project;

Resulted from the previous assessment conducted by Nabaa directly after Beirut explosion, Lebanon needs a reliable crisis management strategy, people must be encouraged to take care of their physical and mental health, and new initiatives are necessary on several levels.

Nabaa started continue its intervention after the explosion where the resulted psychological symptoms were well managed through several appropriate services. Because the traumatic event triggers the symptoms and there is a chance that the symptoms will "turn on" again in the future, Nabaa’s intervention was extended for another short period of time.

Walking into a refugee camp is like walking into a desperately overcrowded slum. The camps are only one kilometer long and accommodate between 25,000 and 37,000 people. Refugees struggle for even the most basic of needs. For electricity, families must string live wires to dozens of other wires, above the tiny walkways around the settlements. Every few weeks, someone gets electrocuted. Many houses are about to collapse, and most people needing care are not able to access hospital treatment. Those most seriously ill die.

Corona virus outbreak was the biggest challenge Nabaa faced due to the strict safety guidelines that were taken and followed while conducting home visits and following up with beneficiaries, as well in implementing activities with groups and municipalities to protect our employees and beneficiaries. Therefore, the sessions were provided remotely, especially after the general lock down.

Based on our follow-up of the targeted beneficiaries, more than 150 home visits were made to the affected families

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

  • We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.
  • 1120 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • The psychosocial support sessions focused on groups, as they were formed by referring service applicants who were visited in their homes, and the groups were divided into:
  • The women's groups, which included 50 women, were divided into 5 groups, 10 women within the each group. in these groups it also included 10 men. The following conducted activities were art therapy, psychological drama, psychological and social support activities, and parental therapy. Among 50 women 20 were referred for follow-up by a psychologist as part of individual psychological support sessions for each beneficiary.
  • The division of the groups of children's sessions were according to age (6-14):

-Art therapy sessions for children aged 6 to 10 years

- Psychosocial support "sessions for children "She deals or “I deal with awareness sessions for girls and boys from 11 to 14 years old

- Psychosocial support sessions for all age groups

  • 100 children were targeted, divided into groups according to social and psychological needs. The psychologist referred 30 new children for individual follow-up.
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.

 

Case Study;

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Date of birth: 1982

Gender: Female

Nationality: Syrian

- Number of family members: 7 (two girls and three boys)

 

About her life :

The woman lives with her family of 7, two girls and three boys, and her husband in a small rented home. They used to live in Syria but after the war, they left Syria and flee to Lebanon. However, they did not find a decent life where some were bullying them, which made her feel stressed and tense. After they moved from one area to another, they finally settled in Burj Hammoud area, they remained in the area for months before the explosion broke out, as they were financially and psychologically affected. One of her children (10 years) didn’t face any psychological issues until the explosion occurred. After the explosion, he started having hearing problems, fearing everything, and urinary incontinence. This had a negative impact on the mother that led her to cry all day long.

They left the old house due to the destruction took place after Beirut’s blast and moved to a small house. The mother suffers from psychological problems, such as insomnia and eating disorders. Their psychological condition is not stable.

 

Economic situation:

The economic situation is execrable. They can’t afford purchasing the most basic needs for the children, including food, water, and house rent. Their situation is appalling, especially after Port of Beirut explosion. They also do not have any furniture in the house. They sleep on old mattresses on the floor, they do not have an electricity or internet connection because they cannot pay for these supplies, and the power only comes for two hours. So, during the daylight, the family members use a candle instead of power.

 

Health status:

The case lived under pressure due to the traumas that she had experienced. She also has two children who are suffering from urinary incontinence. This leads to an even worse economic situation. As she can’t meet the health needs of diapers or medicine.

 

Social status:

Social status is fine in the family. There are no problems between the mother and her spouse, or even with the neighbors. On the contrary, the neighbors like and defend them, especially when the landlord threatens to evict them. The neighbors didn’t allow such incident to happen, and talked to the owner to give them some time to pay rent.

The issues she suffers from:

Economic problems: expelling the family from the house - their inability to meet the needs of the house, such as food, drink, clothing, or even medicine.

Psychological problems, the most important of which are: insomnia, eating disorders, sadness, anxiety, fear, self-blame.

Intervention:

• Home visits to consolidate the relationship

• Transfer to cash assistance to pay the rent and was assisted with amount of $ 150

• Giving the family food assistance (food parcels – hygiene kits)

• Individual psychological support activities to alleviate the stress

• Psychological support activities to be shared with local community

-      Transfer the case to a psychologist in order to release stress

Recommendations:

-      Follow up on psychological support sessions and awareness sessions

-      Follow-up on psychosocial support activities

-      Follow up with a psychologist

-      Follow up on her children psychologically

-      Home visit

-      Transfer children to psychological support activities

Online Learning support
Online Learning support
Raising Awareness session for women
Raising Awareness session for women
Recreational activity for girls
Recreational activity for girls
Distributing food kits for female headed household
Distributing food kits for female headed household
Psychosocial activity for girls
Psychosocial activity for girls

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Background during and after the implementation of the project;

Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and epidemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men, as well as for their overall wellbeing. For this reason, the emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak has required some emergency response to secure adequate resources and services for women, girls, men, and boys.

The existing social protection system provides for limited specialized services for SGBV survivors and illustrates myriad gaps in sexual and reproductive health services. SBGV incidents as well as episodes of sexual exploitation are believed to be widely underreported, while a quarter of the total incidents reported through protection mechanisms relate to sexual violence (rape or sexual assault) (GBVIMS, 2016). Since 2014, a trend derived from the GBVIMS has indicated an increased risk for girls and women engaging in negative coping mechanisms such as child marriage, possibly linked to denial of livelihood opportunities. According to the GBVIMS, forced marriage has increased to represent 17% of reported GBV incidents in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 12% in 2016. Out of the 17%, the vast majority are early marriage cases (97%). Often, early marriage cases have disclosed the incidents to Case Management service providers after reporting domestic violence. Between other services, in the first quarter of 2017 only 12% of GBV cases received legal services, highlighting the gap in offered aid.

Adolescent girls remain particularly vulnerable, as they are out of school and often exposed to child marriage and exploitation and access to them and in particular those who have been married early is challenging for humanitarian actors. Experience in 2016 has shown that it is essential to work simultaneously with caregivers and adolescents to ensure programmes are adapted to account for their sex- and age-specific vulnerabilities such as early marriage, through tailored curricula. Furthermore, adolescents are considered under-addressed resources that can be empowered as agents of change in the community, and a potential catalyst in promoting stability among different communities. Increased attention will be given to this age group to ensure they have access to adequate services that respond to their vulnerabilities and reduce protection risks caused by unregistered early marriages.

 

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

A full package of quality services will be offered to young women, girls and GBV survivor (in particular early marriage cases) in Naba’as safe spaces, including counseling and consultation, referral for case management services, sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial support. In terms of sexual and reproductive health, it is known that adolescent girls who got married to older men, frequently suffer power imbalances and are more likely to experience intimate partner violence and forced sexual intercourse. They are also at increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections. Moreover, this demographic is at increased risk of obstructed labor, which may generate fistulas, infant mortality and mother’s suffering. The proposed intervention will increase health education and awareness surrounding symptoms and treatment of reproductive tract infections, will foster family planning, address pre-term birth and increase psychosocial support for beneficiaries in need of SRH services.

Holding awareness campaign about breast cancer

Provision of 300 hygiene kits for the most marginalized refugee families

Providing psychosocial support for 300 women and girls whom are at risk of violence and abuse

Implementing recreational and non-formal activities for 260 dropped out of school children and 350 children inside schools.

 

Case Study;

S.105 lives with her family consisted of 5 members: a husband and four kids in a three-room rented house. The house is not in a good condition to live at with wet walls that are not greased. As well as the house furniture and appliances are ripped off, even the bedroom has only bed sheets on the floor to sleep on. 

She finds herself under extreme psychological pressure, which adversely affects on how to cope with her children who are (16-14-11-9 years old), and its affecting her relationship with the spouse because he recently lost his job due to the national economic crisis, which exacerbates the conflict between them due to expensive basic needs of the whole family like rent, food, and others, as she finds herself unable to meet life’s basic needs, so she is under psychological pressure and anxiety that are also resulted from thoughts about her children’s future. 

 

Economic situation:

Under-privileged: no one has a job and a standard salary at the moment because of the economic crisis, they live in a three- room  house for 500,000 L.L. every month. They receive assistance from local NGOs, but they can’t meet their daily personal needs. 

 

- Health status:

Mother: Suffers from herniated disk 

Father: suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes

Children don't have any health problems 

 

The problems that women suffers from: 

-Poor economic situation that has a negative impact on the entire family's life

- Anxiety resulted from overthinking about her children

- Matrimonial problems

 

- Data collection:

Same case through home visits and individual follow-up

- Intervention:

• Food assistance for the family

• Transfer them into the Financial Assistance Section for support 

• Psychosocial support 

• Awareness sessions for mother on how to deal with her children and manage psychological pressure.

• Integration of children into psychosocial support activities.

-Recommendations:

• Follow-up mother’s case through home visits.

• Transfer mother to psychological follow-up 

• Follow-up with children 

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