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ADVOCACY 

Objectives

ABAAD uses policy dialogue and advocacy as a mechanism to promote an equitable and violence-free society.

Knowing the pattern of power distribution in dialogue settings, ABAAD is committed to setting the foundations of dialogue and positive channels with community leaders, religious leaders, stakeholders, policy makers and the media with the aim of engaging them to achieve gender equality in our society. 

Brief Description

ABAAD believes that addressing GBV and promoting gender equality require the comprehensive and coordinated efforts of a number of actors, primarily governmental and non-governmental organizations. Additionally, ABAAD has a core role within local and international working groups and taskforces. Hence, since its establishment, ABAAD has been proactively engaged in fostering policy dialogue and development to address GBV and VAW. ABAAD uses advocacy tools to ensure the development, modification and implementation of policies against gender-based violence, to ensure that fair policies, laws and legislaion - especially during conflicts - protect women and girls.

ABAAD is the co-chair of the National Technical Task Force to End GBV against women and girls (chaired by the Ministry of Social Affairs) in Lebanon since 2012. ABAAD gained a special consultative status with ECOSOC in 2016. ABAAD is a member of many international, regional and local networks related to gender and GBV. 

MAJOR PROJECTS UNDER Advocacy and Policy Development

 

“A White Dress Doesn't Cover the Rape”

- 16 Days of Activism against GBV - 2016

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ABAAD dialogues with Religious Leaders to end GBV in the MENA Region

In its continuous efforts to involve religious leaders in the efforts to EVAW, ABAAD held in 2013 the regional roundtable, “What Roles do Religious Leaders have in ending GBV?” at the Crowne Plaza – Beirut, in partnership with OXFAM GB and the Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue.

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Candle Vigil in Solidarity with Syrian Women and Children

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International Women's Day Night Cycling Ride 

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, in 2014, ABAAD, in collaboration with CyclingCircle and Bike Generation, organised a night cycling ride to demand gender equality and safety for all women and girls both, on the streets, and at home.

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"Put Your Hand With Hers, Not On Her, Violence Against Women is A Crime"

In the light of the killing incidents that took the lives of several women in Lebanon, ABAAD and World Vision launched a new media campaign with a public service announcement carrying the message “Put your hand with hers, not on her - violence against women is a crime!” Through a “suspenseful” approach, the PSA addresses the role men can adopt in order to transform the concepts of masculinity that bound and dictate men’s behaviour, focusing on men being true allies in combating violence against women.

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The Missing Of Lebanon, Advocacy and Awareness Project 

Act for the Disappeared, in partnership with ABAAD and supported by the European Union, launched a project to empower the families of Lebanon’s forcibly disappeared, and to help them through their struggles to discover the destinies of their loved ones.

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Beirut Marathon Runs Against Child Marriage 

ABAAD, Esposa, OXFAM, UNICEF and Rotana joined efforts to run against child marriage at the Beirut International Marathon 2014. 

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Setting up and Co-Chairing the National Technical Task Force To End GBV against Women and Chidren 

Since early 2012, ABAAD has established and been co-chairing the “National Technical Task Force to End GBV in Lebanon (NTTF)”, chaired by H.E the Minister of Social Affairs and this relationship with the ministry comes as part of its belief that governments have a pri­mary role in eliminating GBV and sustaining efforts in this field.

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“The Story Behind the Story”

- 16 Days oF Activism Against GBV - 2015

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ABAAD on MTV - Celebrities Duets 

In 2015, Lebanese TV presenter and radio talk show hostess Sana Nasr took part in MTV’s Celebrity Duets, which featured a number of public figures from the MENA region. Each celebrity chose one cause that they wanted to support by donating their winnings from the show.

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Public Engagement

Our Solidarity Bracelets...

 

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 “Through Violence… Nobody comes out ahead"

- 16 Days of Activism Against GBV - 2014 

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"“May God Help Her…” does Not Actually Help Her"

- 16 Days of Activism against GBV - 2013

 

 

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"We Believe"

- ABAAD 16 Days Of Activism Campaign -  2012

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“Beating is… shameful”

- 16 Days of Activism against GBV - 2011

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PROGRAMME PUBLICATIONS

 

Posters 16 Days of Activism 2015

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Flyers 16 Days of Activism 2015

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Billboards - 16 Days of Activism 2015

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2012

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2012

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2012

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2012

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"A White Dress Doesnt Cover the Rape" Campaign (English)

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"A White Dress Doesnt Cover the Rape" Campaign (Arabic)

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We Believe Case Study

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PROGRAMME VIDEOS

The story behind the story

Put Your Hand With Hers, Not On Her!

ABAAD-Men Saying No to Violence Against Women Campaign

ABAAD-Men Saying No to Violence Against Women Campaign #2

'We Believe...' Campaign | '...حملة 'نؤمن

"We Believe..." | Highlights of the Campaign

"We Believe" Campaign Highlighted on MTV ll Interview with Mr. Melkar Khoury

Darb el Habib...

"Beating is..Shameful" National Campaign, Lebanon-TVC 3/ Slap

"Beating is..Shameful" National Campaign, Lebanon-TVC 1/ Hanging

الاغتصاب جريمة - ما تلبسونا 522

Parliament Sit In || 522 Campaign