A Training Manual on Masculinities and Engaging Men to End Gender Based Violence

African Women’s Development and Communication Network
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The overall goal of the Men to Men Programme is to create a critical mass of African men who are able to influence communities, organizations and the public to believe in and practise gender equality as a norm. The manual on masculinities provides rich content for trainers and facilitation tips for each session. Overall, the manual is meant to:

a) Enhance men’s knowledge on the link between masculinities, GBV and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

b) Equip men with practical skills for training other men on combating GBV and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Table of contents
  • Abbreviations 5
  • About FEMNET 6
  • Acknowledgements 6
  • Introduction 7

Session 1: Getting Acquainted 12

Session 2: Key Terminology 16

Session 3: Turning Boys into Men 20

Session 4: The Role of Men in Gender Based Violence 40

Session 5: Negative Masculinity, Gender Based Violence & HIV/AIDS 56

Session 6: Gender and Masculinities Analysis 62

Session 7: Adult Learning & Communication of Masculinity Issues 78

Session 8: Planning & Managing a Training Event for Men 86

Session 9: Evaluation and Reporting 108

Bibliography 112