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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

 

Masculinity and Ending Violence against Women in the Middle East and Abroad Conference

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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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Stress and Anger Management Workshops

In collaboration w i t h t h e I M C , ABAAD conducted a n u m b e r o f Stress and Anger M a n a g e m e n t w o r k s h o p s for young Iraqi and Lebanese men.

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"Their Influence on My Life" - Booklet 

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Masculinity and Violence Against Women Among Lebanese and Iraqis in Lebanon

With the support of the IMC, ABAAD conducted in 2012 a study with Lebanese residents as we as Iraqi refugees residing in Lebanon with the aim of giving a clear and accurate image of women and men's perceptions in general...

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Men in The Shadow - Documentary 

"Men in the shadow" is a 2012 documentary film that portrays three men from different socioeconomic backgrounds, who have all challenged gendered socialization and become role models to other men in the efforts of combatting violence against women.   

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How to Engage Men Policy makers in the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) - Booklets

In collaboration with Oxfam International and Asuda –Kurdistan, ABAAD developed four booklets in the context of involving men in eliminating VAW. The booklets provide essential keys for workers in the
field of women’s rights in the MENA region in general and Kurdistan in particular on engaging men in the fields of law (judges and lawyers), politics (politicians), religion (religious leaders), and security (police).

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Approaches of Working With Religious Leaders In Ending Violence Against Women

ABAAD, supported by KVINFO, developed a manual detailing different approaches civil society organisations working on women’s issues can use to engage religious leaders in combating GBV and ending violence against women.

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"Put Your Hands 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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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

ABAAD, in partnership with the MenEngage Global Network, Sonke Gender Justice Network, and the International Medical Corps, kicked off the MenEngage Lebanon Country Network with three cycles of trainings over the course of three months on gender, masculinities, and engaging men in work on ending violence against women.

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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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Practical Guidelines on Engaging Men Against Gender-Based Violence and for the Promotion of Gender-Equality

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مادة معرفية حول كيفية إشراك رجال الدين في القضاء على العنف ضد النساء في لبنان

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Working with fathers - Programme P (English)

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برنامج ر

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IMAGES STUDY || Arabic Edition

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Masculinitiy and Violence Against Women Among Lebanese and Iraqis in Lebanon

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الرجولة والعنف ضدّ النساء دراسة ميدانية استطاعية في لبنان بين الشباب والشابات من العراق ولبنان

 

Practical Guidelines on Engaging Men Against Gender-Based Violence and for the Promotion of Gender-Equality (Arabic)

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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

Violence Against Women in Lebanon: A Dialogue between Religious Leaders and Civil Society

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

13 Apr, 2017

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