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

Project Report | May 2, 2018
Women Empowerment in difficult Circumstances

By Hiba Hamzi | Program Coordinator

Women Empowerment1
Women Empowerment1

Background during and after the implementation of the project; Seven years into the Syrian conflict, Lebanon remains at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time and has shown exceptional commitment and solidarity to people displaced by the war in Syria. As of October 2017, the Government of Lebanon (GoL) estimates that the country hosts 1.5 million Syrians who have fled the conflict in Syria (including 997,905 million

registered as refugees with UNHCR), along with 34,000 Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS), 35,000 Lebanese returnees, and a pre-existing population of more than 277,985 Palestine Refugees in Lebanon (PRL[1]).

The vulnerabilities of each of these groups have different root causes, requiring the overall response strategy to include a multifaceted range of interventions from emergency aid to development assistance.

 

Naba’a Achievements; An increased proportion of our work contained a mixture of these components and was implemented on an integrated basis. We also engaged in Advocacy, Development Education, Public Engagement and Fundraising in order to increase the impact of our programmes. Therefore, our main achievement targeting women and girls; as the followings;

The total beneficiaries of the women empowerment are 1419 in which 40 female have trained in income generating vocational skills, business and employability skills, where 34 was from the age group of 11-18 whereas 6 from the age of 19-35. Add to this, she deal sessions were conducted and targeted 60 female from the age group of 11-18. Regarding psychosocial support, psychosocial support was provided for 275 women and they are from the age group of 11-18. Add to this, sessions with psychologists have been conducted for 132 female as 100 from the age of 11-18 and 32 from the age of 19-35. As well as, psychosocial support provided awareness sessions by trained ladies to 100 female where 70 female from the age group of 19-35 and 40 female from the age group of 36-50+. Preventive health care sessions have been implemented and targeted 290 women (200 from the age group of 11-18 and 50 from the age group of 19-35 and 40 from the age group of 36-50+). Also, 522 female have been targeted in clinics.

 

CASE STUDY

 

 

Code: A-m

Age: 45 years

Nationality: P-S

Number of family members: 4 (2 males - 2 females) except mother and father

Place of residence: Ain el-Hilweh camp - Safouri

 

A brief about the life of the women:

The woman lives with her children in Ein El Helweh camp- Safouri neighborhood in a two-room house and their benefits, but there is not enough furniture in the house where the husband remained in Syria with his young son who cannot come to Lebanon because he is fighting there as she came to Lebanon because of the war and lived in her uncle's house. Where her uncle had two houses and he gave her one and now she lives there. Add to this, She lived in Syria and saw war and destruction, where she no longer can handle the situation She was also scared about her children from murder and rape. So, she preferred to leave her husband with her eldest son and come to Lebanon to escape the war.

 

Economic situation:

The economic situation is bad, of course. The Mother is alone here with her children and she is required to provide their necessary needs. She does not work nor her children because they are young. The lady has brothers who help her financially but for a little bit since their financial status is not good enough.

As the husband does not send anything out of money because he does not work as well as the security conditions do not allow him to work. Therefore, we find that the economic situation is very bad and needs financial support.

 

Social situation:

Relationship of husband and wife:

It is a good relationship although he is not here, she loves him and misses him so much, and she hopes that the situation will return to the family reunion as it was. But she was forced to stay here with her children because of the security situation. She saw the destruction and the death, and she was very scared about her young children. So she came here and left her husband with the eldest son because of the war (as we have been mentioned previously that her son is fighting there).

The relationship between the child and the child:

The relationship between them is good where the children love their mother a lot and recognize that she sacrifices for them and she is scared about them. Add to this, the relationship between the girls and their mother is considered as a very good relationship since they tell their mother everything that happens with them. As, she follows her children on the educationally and psychologically level as well as we have been asked to integrate them into activities so that they can escape fear and integrate into the new environment.

 

 

The problem that she is suffering from:

The woman suffers from grief and anxiety about her family, where she stays with her children wherever they go as she is afraid if any one talk to them because of the many events that have occurred in Syria, including the kidnapping of one of her friends and how she was attacked, she sees them very affected and afraid from anything disrespectful that might happen to her children. Especially the events in the camp are not finished yet and she is afraid to lose one of them. That’s why we see her with her children, she is the one who reach them to school and who is getting them back when they come to the center.

It is true that she is a quiet lady, but her features are sad and bleak, as she weeps from any word that might be told to her and that’s why she seems that she has a weak personality.

The woman comes to Nabaa’ center at Ein al-Hilweh in order to participate in workshops that aimed at raising awareness. Recently she also participated in the methodology that resides on parents deal. Then she discovered that she needs a hearing sessions to relieve her problems, grief, and anxiety and strengthen her personality.

Recommendations:

Continue the hearings sessions since she feels comfortable and psychologically supported.

Continue to participate in the workshops and the methodology of the parents deal because it strengthens her personality.

Continue home visits because she needs support

The existence of children in the methodologies (little deal - she deal)

 

[1] Lebanon Crisis Response plan – Review 2018

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Women Empowerment2
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Reproductive Health Awareness Session
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Developmental Action without Borders/Naba'a

Location: Saida, South - Lebanon
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Qassem Saad
Saida , South Lebanon

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