We have launched His Chance workshop after numerous requests from the girls we have worked with. They argued that boys need the information the girls are getting through Her Turn program, and they need to be involved in social change for gender equality.
His Chance is a 4-weeks long workshop for rural adolescent boys aged 12-16. Delivered by young local men trained by our teams, the workshops educate the boys on health issues (puberty, hygiene, menstruation) and safety issues (bullying, harassment, human trafficking, early marriage). The workshop uses gender transformative approach that encourages in depth discussions on power dynamics in their communities, how they affect girls, boys, women, and men, and on how they can become allies in the social change process.
Since program;s launch, we have worked with 1,337 boys, the breakdown below:
“I feel this workshop is very important as it has helped to raise awareness and knowledge on prevailing social issues like violence, human trafficking, and early marriage. Speaking of personal change, I now pay attention to personal hygiene. Now that I have learned everyone is equal, I respect others regardless of different caste, religion, or sex.”
His Chance Participant
Check out a short presentation of the ending of His chance workshop in 2018.