History

 

himaya is a Lebanese NGO founded in 2009 registered under number 784.

Despite its prevalence, the issue of child abuse in the Arab world has scarcely been addressed. A study conducted examining the occurrence of child sexual abuse in Lebanon showed that 1 out of 7 children in Lebanon have suffered an instance of sexual abuse; this is a deplorable number and only refers to one type of abuse!

This marks himaya's birth with the launching of a controversial media campaign aimed to break the taboo surrounding child sexual abuse - especially incest and risky environments. The organization continued to grow as it responded to child protection needs on a national level to now bedome the only NGO in Lebanon offering complementary programs providing prevention, rehabilitation, and social reintegration through its 2 programs of training and resilience.