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MASCULINITIES                     

 Year of establishment: 2011

Objectives

To revisit men’s roles and identities in order to significantly increase men’s involvement in working towards gender-equal societies, through changing individual men’s and boys’ understanding of acceptable behaviors that normalize violence is an essential component in ending violence against women and girls. 

 

Brief Description of Programme 

A pioneer programme in Lebanon and the MENA region, the Masculinities Programme was one of ABAAD’s first programmes, and is currently a cross-cutting component in all our other programmes.

ABAAD works with men and women, both, in civil society organisations and in the general population, to increase awareness about masculinities and gender socialization. Upon understanding the gender socialization process, we can then begin to transform the way men and women understand manhood and masculinities. This will then support in promoting an identity for men which is more gender-equal and in line with women’s empowerment, human rights, and non-violence. To do this work, we employ a holistic strategy that involves working with and engaging men, working with women around the topic of masculinities, utilizing individual and group psychotherapy, awareness-raising, resource development, and capacity building with individuals, civil society organisations, and the general society.

Advocacy is also a large part of our Masculinities Programme. It includes partaking in regular public speaking events and advocacy and lobbying, especially for Women, Peace and Security with a masculinities approach.

MAJOR PROJECTS UNDER Masculinities

From Closed Rooms to Court Rooms - Ensuring Access to Justice For All 

Through addressing the complexity of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Domestic Violence (DV) this project supported ABAAD's efforts, at the policy level, that aim at ensuring full and inclusive enforcement of a protective legal framework for women and girls in Lebanon.

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Capacity Building

Under the Masculinities Programme, ABAAD conducts local and regional capacity building trainings on masculinities and engaging men in ending violence against women for numerous local and international NGOs across Lebanon, in addition to gender-sensitive active non-violence trainings for the WPP.

We also conduct awareness-raising activities on using a masculinities approach for women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.

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Men Centre

ABAAD launched our pioneer Men Centre in June 2012.

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"Programme P" Manual

A manual for engaging men in fatherhood...

 

Based on the adaptation of Programme P to the local and regional context, ABAAD conducted a number of trainings on using Programme P to work on engaging men in active positive fatherhood and caregiving, during the entire time period covering their partner’s pregnancies through their children’s early years.

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MenEngage Network Lebanon

Assigned by the Global MenEngage Network as the Lebanon and MENA Focal Point, ABAAD launched the MenEngage Lebanon through a series of gender, engaging men, and masculinities trainings, in which 13 local and international NGOs working on the ground and employing the engaging men and masculinities approach within their programming participated. 

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PROGRAMME Ra

As winners of the First Womanity Foundation Award, which supports innovative programmes aiming to end violence against women and girls globally, ABAAD, in partnership with Promundo, organised the launching ceremony of Programme Ra in July 2016.

 

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PROGRAMME PUBLICATIONS

 

Programme Ra

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Working with Fathers - Programme P (Arabic)

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Working with men - Let's Unite

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Men in my life

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Men Centre - Brochure

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Men Centre - Flyer 1

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Men Centre - Flyer 2

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Men Centre - Flyer

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Men Centre - Flyer 4

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Working with fathers - Programme P (English)

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برنامج ر

PROGRAMME VIDEOS

رجال في الظل - Men in the Shadow

مستعدين نسمع حكي (الجزء الثاني) مركز الرجال Mest'edeen Nesma' Haki (Part 2) ll

"Mest'edeen Nesma' Haki"- Launch of IMC & ABAAD Men Center

Program Ra

RELATED NEWS

 

Regional Conference on Masculinities in the Arab World: Trajectories to Peace and Gender Equality

13 Apr, 2017

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