About Men & Boys Engagement
CDF has continued to engage men and boys in order to promote a community where men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of their households and community as a whole.
Through 75 members from the 5 groups of men and boys initiated by CDF, called “CDF Fathers’ Groups”, over 4,000 community members in Tarime, Mpwapwa and Ilala Districts were mobilized to address and prevent Gender Based Violence (Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Child marriage, Teenage Pregnancy, FGM e.t.c). Of these, about 2,500 were men and boys who were equipped with knowledge on VAWC and positive parenting.
“Women and children cannot end violence alone even if they are given many opportunities. They have limited capability and chance to be heard or involved in decision making in many families here in Mbogi Ward. However, if men are given meaningful opportunity to understand the negative effects of toxic masculinity, we could end VAWC and make our community free from GBV,” said one of the community members in Mbogi Ward, Tarime District.