Programme Ra

Programme Ra – named after Rajol, the word for man in Arabic – is the first adaptation of Promundo’s Program H in the Middle East. Programme Ra was adapted for the Lebanese context with ABAAD–Resource Center for Gender Equality in order to promote discussion about gender with young men living in Lebanon – including host and refugee communities. Developed by Promundo and partners in Brazil over a decade ago, Program H has been widely used around the world in programming to end violence against women and girls. Implemented in more than 22 countries and subject to nine impact evaluations, it has proved highly successful in raising awareness about and transforming gender stereotypes, aiming to create sustainable behavioral change among boys and men in order to promote gender equality more broadly. Learn more in a film about the program here.