Young Syrian and Lebanese men and women take part in one of ABAAD's filmmaking workshops.(Photos courtesy of ABAAD Men's Center)
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Anthony Keedi, manager of the ABAAD Men Center, which seeks to involve men in the process of eradicating gender based violence, says that encouraging men to participate in discussion of issues such a domestic violence and gender equality is critical to understanding the root of these problems and working on their prevention.Men are often placed under huge amounts of social pressure to fulfill certain roles, Keedi explains.More than 300 men have taken advantage of the center's psychological counseling since it opened, Keedi says.The center also works on engaging youth in discussions on gender through initiatives such as "Youth Against Violence Against Women," a four-day filmmaking workshop for Syrian and Lebanese men and women held last month in the Bekaa Valley.The ongoing workshop series stems from a 2011 campaign, Keedi says, in which 16 young men were given practical filmmaking training and support to come up with 30-second TV spots reflecting on gender roles and perceptions, women's empowerment and how to engage men.
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