Brothers for Life is a national initiative by Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA), Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke), South African National Aids Council (SANAC) and other key stakeholders aimed at addressing the risks associated with having multiple and concurrent partnerships, men’s limited involvement in fatherhood, lack of knowledge of HIV status by many, low levels of testing and disclosure, and insufficient health seeking behaviours in general.
The Campaign is targeting men over 30, and encourages men tocommit themselves to ending gender violence, establishing real gender equality, and reducing the spread of HIV. One way to show this commitment is to sign the Brothers for Life manifesto:
Brothers for Life Manifesto
There is a new man in South Africa.
A man who takes responsibility for his actions.
A man who chooses a single partner
over multiple chances with HIV
A man who’s self worth is not determined by the number of women he can have.
A man who makes no excuses for unprotected sex,
even after drinking.
A man who supports his partner,
and protects his children.
A man who respects his woman
and never lifts a hand to her.
A man who knows that the choices we make today,
will determine whether we see tomorrow.
I am that man,
and you are my brother.