Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Q&A

Q1: I have heard that some humanitarian organisations organize activities for women and girls. Where can I find them?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees, Non Registered Syrians, Palestine Refugees from Syria, Host Communities, Lebanese Returnees
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Humanitarian organziations have established centres and spaces where women and girls can gather and share experiences and stories, spend time with other women and girls and learn new things. In many areas, humanitarian organisations organize activities outside the centres (mobile). All women and girls, independently from their nationality can participate in the activities organized in these centres. To know where are the nearest activities please call the hotlines in your region (See annex A for Tripoli- B for Akkar-C for Bekaa-D for South in Sexual and Gender Based Violence section).

Locations: Tripoli & Surroundings, Akkar, South, Bekaa, Beirut
Q2: What services/activities can I find in these centres?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees, Non Registered Syrians, Palestine Refugees from Syria, Host Communities, Lebanese Returnees
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These spaces for women and girls offer a variety of services, including skills training and life skills activities, listening and counseling, group support and recreational activities. Depending on the needs expressed, personnel working in these centres can also put you in touch with other organisations providing medical and legal assistance, or other forms of more specialized assistance. All activities for women and girls are dealt with respecting the choices of each individual and with a non-discriminatory and non-judgmental attitude.

Locations: Tripoli & Surroundings, Akkar, South, Bekaa, Beirut
Q3: If I want to participate in the activities, will there be any transport support?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees, Non Registered Syrians, Palestine Refugees from Syria, Host Communities, Lebanese Returnees
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Depending on the organisation, there might be transportation provided for you to access these centres and participate in the activities. If you need more precise information, refer to the organisations contact numbers in your region (See annex A for Tripoli- B for Akkar-C for Bekaa-D for South in Sexual and Gender Based Violence section).

Locations: Tripoli & Surroundings, Akkar, South, Bekaa, Beirut
Q4: Do I have to pay to be able to enter in a centre for women and girls space?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees, Non Registered Syrians, Palestine Refugees from Syria, Host Communities, Lebanese Returnees
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No, access to centres for women and girls is free of charge and you don’t have to return any favour or pay anything.

Locations: Tripoli & Surroundings, Akkar, South, Bekaa, Beirut
Q5: Can I bring my children to the centres/activities for women and girls?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees, Non Registered Syrians, Palestine Refugees from Syria, Host Communities, Lebanese Returnees
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Yes, you can bring your children with you as centres are equipped with child care activities. Depending on the organisation, there might be some differences in age limits for boys to be accepted in these centres. For example, in some the maximum age is 6 years old for boys, while in others it may be 12. No age limits for girls. Verify what the limits are by calling the hotlines for your region (See annex A for Tripoli- B for Akkar-C for Bekaa-D for South in Sexual and Gender Based Violence section).

Locations: Tripoli & Surroundings, Akkar, South, Bekaa, Beirut
Q6: We know some women and girls that are facing problems in Lebanon. Who can help them?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees, Non Registered Syrians, Palestine Refugees from Syria, Host Communities, Lebanese Returnees
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In spaces, mobile activities and through the hotlines established women and girls who have experienced violence will find some specialized social workers that will listen to them and will help them to find the most appropriate services depending on their needs. None of the information they will share with them will be shared with others without agreement. Choices of women and girls will be always respected.

Locations: Tripoli & Surroundings, Akkar, South, Bekaa, Beirut
Q7: What can I do if I come across women who are survivors of violence?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees, Non Registered Syrians, Palestine Refugees from Syria, Host Communities, Lebanese Returnees
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The most important thing is to help survivors of violence is always to maintain confidentiality and not to share their stories with other persons – this may harm them. There are specialized organisations that can provide support to women and girls who have experienced violence. What you can do to help, is respect and not judge the person and be aware of the numbers of the specialized organisations in each area to be shared if approached by a survivor.

Locations: Tripoli & Surroundings, Akkar, South, Bekaa, Beirut

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