ABAAD is a Lebanese NGO aimed at achieving gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. Their slogan for this year is “Through violence … Nobody comes out ahead. The ultimate responsibility is putting an end to violence against women” and is being endorsed by President Michel Sleiman.

Unfortunately crimes against women and girls in Lebanon are still happening and the latest victim was Nisrine Rouhana, who was kidnapped, tortured, shot dead and then thrown in the Nahr Ibrahim river by her husband.

There are no excuses for a man to hit his wife or daughter. Any man who does that is a coward, not a real man.

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