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 four week 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 a 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.
“I feel this workshop is very important as it has helped 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 from Gorkha
Check out a short presentation of the ending of His chance workshop in 2018.
Learn more about engaging men and boys in violence prevention programs:
What about the boys? Raising Men to End Violence Against Women, Equal Community Foundation, 2013
Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-based Violence: Principles, Lessons Learned, and Ways Forward, Men and Masculinities, 2014
Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health, UNFPA, 2010
Lessons in good practice from work with men and boys for gender equality, IDS, Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice, 2015
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