CCFRD, as a human rights organization believes in engaging men and boys in promoting human rights for all. While the concept of gender equality is not new, what is relatively new is the concerted effort to revisit men’s roles and identities in order to significantly increase men’s involvement in working towards gender- equal societies. Achieving gender equality requires systemic changes in policy and modes of social interactions at all levels of the society: home, work place, school, public services, media, and so on. Men continue to occupy positions of power and privilege in patriarchal social systems, and without their active involvement, a gender equitable society will neither be achievable, nor sustainable.

Some of the planned activities are:

  • Referrals
  • Community Dialogues
  • Workshops (Community members)
  • Translation services (clinics, Courts, police stations and hospitals, Home Affairs, etc.)
  • Shelter provision
  • Training ( peer educators/CBOs)
  • Research and Advocacy 


Impacts:

  •       Number of people reached since 2010.
ACTIVITY YEAR TOTAL

2010

2011

2012

2013

Workshop

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-

-

-

-

School intervention

-

-

-

289

289

Total

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-

-

289

289

Outcomes

Case study: “A family in distress”.

A Grade 8 girl came to the Learning Centre to attend, as usual, her Saturday Maths and English class. She started doing her work when she suddenly ran outside the classroom, crying. One of our volunteers approached her, and the child divulged her stress to the tutor.

The girl did not want to go back home because she was terribly stressed about what was currently going on, about her family home situation. Both her father and her mother were unemployed and the family was struggling financially, and they had to vacate their rented home the following Thursday. She was not sure where they will be moving, and her mother was not feeling well, too. It was also the beginning of winter, the cold and the rainy season, and she didn’t have a winter track suit.  The whole family was terribly stressed, including the children, as they had nowhere to go for help. CCFRD provided a food parcel, a winter uniform for the girl and referred the matter to a partner organisation for assistance.

Our volunteer encouraged to work harder so the she can help her family and try mot becoming depressed herself.