Safe Line/الخط الآمن

+961 81 78 81 78

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+961 76 06 06 02

Men Center/مركز الرجال

+961 71 28 38 20

Complaint/للتقدم بشكوى

+961 81 696575


Launched in 2011



What does it mean to be “a man” in Lebanon and in the MENA region? In what ways does our cultural, historical, economic, political, and social context impose certain notions of ‘Manhood’? Do these notions of manhood promote partnership and equality with women, or discrimination and violence against women? How can men become allies in the goal of Gender Equality in Lebanon and in the MENA region?


These are just a few of the fundamental questions that gave birth to the Masculinities Program at Abaad. 


A pioneer effort in Lebanon and the MENA region, Masculinities and Engaging Men and Boys in EVAW is currently a cross-cutting component across all ABAAD programming. The program targets men and women in both civil society organizations and in the general population, to understand masculinities in modern day Lebanon and throughout the MENA Region. The program critically critiques and opposes the Patriarchal gender socialization of men which is a root cause of all forms of GBV in our area of the world. The overall aim is to transform the way men and women understand “manhood” to versions that are more gender equitable, non-violent, and congruent with Universal Human Rights beliefs. 


The program engages a diversity of people including stakeholders and decision-makers (such as policy-makers, religious leaders, judges, Internal Security Forces (ISF), and lawyers), civil society stakeholders, local Feminist organizations, and adolescent boys, girls, women, and men from local and refugee communities. 

The holistic interventions in the program include, but are not limited to, the development of resources, capacity building, research, psychological service provision, community outreach and engagement, awareness sessions, and local, national, and global advocacy and lobbying.



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



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.



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.



"Their Influence on My Life" - Booklet 



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...



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.   



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).



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.



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.



Men Centre

ABAAD launched our pioneer Men Centre in June 2012.



"Programme P" 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.














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.




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.




Programme Ra - English


برنامج الابوة الإيجابية

دليل حول إشراك الرجال في أدوار الوالدية


إشراك الرجال في محاربة العنف ضد النساء

لَم يعتبر إشراك الرجال في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا مهماً


أثرهم في حياتي

قصص نساء ناجيات من العنف في لبنان، ورجال في محيطهن كان لهم أثر ايجابي في رحلتهن  لكسر الدائرة

يحتـوي هـذاالكتيب علـى عشـرة قصـص شـاركتها نسـاء فـي لبنـان حـول رجـال لعبوا دورا ًمــا فــي حياتهــم وكان لهــم تأثيــراً فيهــا


مركز الرجال

بروشور تعريفي بعمل مركز الرجال


عم تحكي طالع نازل؟ ما تئذي حالك، ما تئذي عيلتك

 بوستر ترويجي لمركز الرجال ضمن حملة مستعدين نسمع حكي


مسكّرة معك؟ ما تئذي حالك، ما تئذي عيلتك

 بوستر ترويجي لمركز الرجال ضمن حملة مستعدين نسمع حكي


مركّز عالقسمة والضرب؟ ما تئذي حالك، ما تئذي عيلتك

 بوستر ترويجي لمركز الرجال ضمن حملة مستعدين نسمع حكي


عاملها قضيتك! ما تأذي حالك..ما تأذي عيلتك

 بوستر ترويجي لمركز الرجال ضمن حملة مستعدين نسمع حكي


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

This manual is part of a pilot project on engaging men among the Syrian and Lebanese communities for them to understand and become active partners in managing their own stress and anger, as a primary means of preventing and responding to gender-based violence.


المبادئ التوجيهية والمنهج الهادف إلى إشراك الرجال في مكافحة العنف القائم على النوع الإجتماعي من أجل تعزيز المساواة بين الجنسين

يعتبر هذا الدليل جزءاً ن مشروع تجريبي لإشراك الرجال في المجتمعات اللبنانية والسورية في فهم كيفية إدارة إرهاقهم وغضبهم ولكي يصبحوا شركاء نشطين  في هذه الإدارة، بإعتبار ذلك الوسيلة لمنع العنف القائم على النوع الإجتماعي والإستجابة له


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

من شأن هذه الرزمة المعرفية أن تقدم خطوطاً عريضة وخارطة طريق تساهم في تحديد كيف بإمكان رجال الدين أن يصبحوا حلفاء فاعلين في الوقاية من العنف القائم على النوع الإجتماعي و القيام بعض أُطر التدخل للحد من العنف الأسري


Programme P-Working with fathers

A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving and Maternal and Child Health


برنامج ر

 آلية مراجعة ومواءمة برنامج (ProgramH)  ليتناسب مع السياق المحلي


العنف الأسري رجال يتكلمون

تشير نتائج هذه الدراسة إلى أن الأزواج الذين يمارسون العنف على زوجاتهم، يعانون من أزمة في هوياتهم الجندريةهذه الأزمة تتجّلى في شعورهم بالعجز عن السيطرة على زوجاتهم وتثبيتهن في أدوارهن الاجتماعية



A Qualitative Study on War, Masculinities, and Gender Relations with Lebanese and Syrian Refugee Men and Women


IMAGES MENA - دراسة نوعية

دراسة نوعية حول الحروب، الذكورة، العلاقات بين الجنسين مع النساء والرجال اللبنانيين والسوريين اللاجئين


Masculinitiy and Violence Against Women Among Lebanese and Iraqis in Lebanon

The outcome of this study will help provide concerned parties with substantial information to assess the core of the problem and its stimulus; both considered unclear to this day. Knowing what triggers violent behavior can help the prevention of future similar incidents and the development of further strategies to solve this problem.





فهم هويات الرجال الجندرية

نتائج من الدراسة الإستقصائية الدولية بشأن الرجال والمساواة بين الجنسين الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. مصر، لبنان، المغرب، وفلسطين

ملخص تنفيذي


Understanding Masculinities

Results from the International Survey on Men and Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa. Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine.

Executive Summary


Let's Unite! - Working With Men

Engaging men in Combating Violence Against Women


العنف الأسـري في روايات رجال يتكلمون: استنتاجات وتضميناتها العملية

 تـســتــعــرض هــــذه الــمــقــالــة بــعــضــاً مـــن نــتــائــج دراســــــة نــوعــيــة تـــنـــدرج فـــي إطـــــار إسـتـراتـيـجـيـة  (Men Engage)  شـمل الـرجـال في سعي المنظمات النسائية اللبنانية للعمل على مناهضة العنف الأســــري 




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


video Masculinities

Young men and women from Lebanon gathered to discuss the results of the IMAGES survey conducted by UN Women and Promundo with local research partners. For more information on the study please visit:


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