Breaking The Barriers Facilitator’s Manual

Concern’s Equality Policy recognises gender as the fundamental organising principle of societies, and therefore an issue that underpins all other inequalities. Addressing gender inequality involves transforming unequal power relations between men and women, boys and girls and challenging the underlying structures that perpetuate inequalities. In our approach to addressing inequality, Concern strives for ‘Equality of […]

Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism

Vd Berg Shand Peacock Mobilising Men And Boys In HIV Prevention Ch 9 In Politcs Policy And Activism 2013

Efforts to understand men’s health-seeking behaviour are poorly understood in the AIDS epidemic, and encouraging men to get tested and into treatment is a major challenge, but one that is poorly recognized. Addressing these issues effectively means moving beyond laying blame, and starting to develop interventions to encourage uptake of prevention, testing, and treatment for […]

From Boys to Men


Themba is unhappy. His beloved brother has died, and now his mother is making him do his matric year at Harmony High, far away from his old home and friends. What’s more, his mother now spends all her time drinking at home, leaving Themba to make his own way. Then he meets the gorgeous Lettie […]

We Exist! Voices of Male Feminism

A significant body of literature exists that documents the work of various organizations doing work with men across Southern Africa. By and large, these chronicle accomplishments and describe lessons learned, and have been written by research- and evaluation-focused organizations. To date, the voices of those actually doing this work have not been captured to a […]

Men as Partners

Men As Partners: lessons learned from engaging men in clinics and communities

Spurred by the recognition that men’s attitudes and behaviour can either undermine or promote sexual and reproductive health, many sexual and reproductive health organisations around the world have launched initiatives to encourage positive male involvement. This chapter describes the lessons learned by one such initiative: the Men As Partners (MAP) programme at EngenderHealth. In this […]