Tim Shand is the Director of International Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Programmes for Sonke Gender Justice, a South African NGO working to engage men in preventing gender-based violence and sexually transmitted diseases. He talks about men’s responsibility in ending violence against women and contraception. He emphasizes that empowering women is good, but no real change can occur without explicitly engaging men in the struggle.
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