Gender sensitive issues such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and domestic violence often become synonymous with ‘women’s issues’. However, at Dandelion Africa we have seen first-hand how these issues are reproduced and affected by all of society. It is, therefore, essential for genuine progress to fully include everyone. Our Boys for Change program has been implemented to ensure that young men are not only educated on the consequences of certain cultural practices like FGM and SRHR stigma, but are themselves able to become ambassadors for Human Rights — a cause certainly worth fighting for.
Your help will enable us to push on further. By 2020 we intend to have a full mentorship program included within Boys for Change, alongside an extended curriculum that informs young men about how to safely and successfully enter manhood.