1 in 7 children in Lebanon are victims of sexual abuse. himaya supports these kids by providing them with a safe and nurturing environment to help them grow out of their traumatic experiences. 30 kids are now on full board at the himaya center, each getting medical and psychological support in addition to legal assistance, schooling, food and a safe shelter. We asked them what they want for Christmas:
Lama was sexually abused by a gang of strangers after her mother left her two years ago, only to wind up with a severely neglectful father and a verbally abusive stepmother. Lama would like a couple of soccer goals for Christmas so she could play and be surrounded by her friends instead of danger.
In Lebanon, according to the study carried out by kafa in partnership with the ministry of social affairs, more than: 885’000 children are victims of psychological abuse, of which, 738’000 are also victims of physical abuse and 219’000 victims of sexual abuse In light of this alarming situation, himaya was established with the mission of promoting a comprehensive approach for the protection of the innocence in danger.
himaya’s vision is making child protection a right, everywhere.himaya’s mission is to promote a culture of child protection suitable for the development of the child.