The awareness-raising session, held in the Al-Ayadiya district with broad community participation,

provided an opportunity to shed light on gender and equality issues. Discussions revolved around the

concept of toxic masculinity and its negative impact on individuals and society. Challenges faced

by both men and women due to stereotypical gender perceptions were addressed.

Positive models for change were presented by emphasizing healthy and balanced relationships

between genders and promoting a culture of respect and collaboration. The role of education and

awareness in achieving a positive shift towards equality and eradicating gender-based violence was highlighted.