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. The initiative aimed to push for laws and regulations that protect women and girls in Lebanon from violence, discrimination, and marginalisation, especially in light of the recent increase in the number of women victims of domestic violence. Young men and women of different ages and nationalities, in addition to a group of professional cyclists, took part in the ride, during which they cycled throughout different areas of Beirut. They made multiple stops to distribute flyers to raise awareness on International Women’s Day, as well as to engage people in the discussion around the situation of women in Lebanon.