Abaad holds gathering in memory of Nadyn Jouny in Beirut, Oct. 9, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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In a quiet courtyard garden, mourners laid roses in front of a photograph of a buoyant and smiling Nadyn Jouny and pledged to carry on the young activist's legacy. Friends, many of them civil society activists, and family gathered Wednesday to commemorate Jouny at the office of Abaad, the NGO where she worked as an advocate for gender equality in law and policy. Jouny, 29, was killed in a car crash early Sunday morning in Damour. She was well-known for her personal struggle for custody of her son and for her outspoken stance against the control exercised by religious courts over family matters, generally giving the upper hand to men in divorce and child custody.
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