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Engaging 40 Boys to speak up for Women's Safety

by Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA)
Engaging 40 Boys to speak up for Women's Safety
Engaging 40 Boys to speak up for Women's Safety
Engaging 40 Boys to speak up for Women's Safety
Engaging 40 Boys to speak up for Women's Safety
Engaging 40 Boys to speak up for Women's Safety

Summary

Gender-based violence against women is a serious public health issue. While measures to address the issue has been largely focused on working with women and girls ; there is a lack of any long-term effort that address the root cause of issue i.e. changing the male mindset. MAVA is working with boys at younger age to shape their sensibilities and sensitivity to issues of women's dignity and safety. The boys mentored & shaped by MAVA's youth team are speaking up against violence on women.

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Challenge

Gender-based violence against women is a serious human rights issue, having long-term consequences on women's and men's health and well-being. While measures to address the issue has been largely focused on empowering women & girls; there are no efforts that address the root cause of issue i.e. changing the male-dominated outlook / male mindset. MAVA is addressing this through consistent work with adolescent boys enabling them to stand up and speak for women's human rights

Solution

Through the Project, first of its kind in India,40 adolescent boys of 13-17 years from 2 disadvantaged communities of Mumbai will be sensitised on gender, masculinity & sexual health matters. They will be intensely trained to communicate with peers in their communities & help shape their sensibilities and sensitivity towards looking at women. The trained mentors will reach out to more number of boys in the communities and spread messages of a gender equal society, a violence-free world for all

Long-Term Impact

The 40 trained boys will be taking specific stands for women in their personal lives by stop speaking swear words or sexist jokes / remarks, talking against any form of discrimination against girl siblings or violence on women in neighbourhood, doing household chores & respecting mother's work in homes. By setting examples through self, the boys will be positive role model for thousands of adolescent boys and help prevent gender-based violence on women, making their lives safer & healthier.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.mavaindia.org
Coverage of Pioneering Youth Initiatives by MAVA

Organization Information

Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA)

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
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Twitter: @mavamumbai
Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA)
Harish Sadani
Project Leader:
Harish Sadani
Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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