A story of Change.
Our male role models and champions conducted community sensitization, mediations and training of fellow men on the dangers of Gender Based Violence and how prevention can be possible.
The group of 750 male champions (comprising of chairpersons, “boda-boda” associations, youth leaders, opinion leaders, local council chairpersons, cultural and religious leaders among others) championed Gender Based Violence prevention and response through changing the attitudes of fellow men and boys.
In Kaptum sub county- Kween district, the male champions were provided with space by the sub county chief to support the community. These champions have supported communities in providing different services i.e. counseling of survivors, case mediation, escorting clients to police and health centers, conducting community sensitization thereby influencing change in the social norm.
They have so far sensitized over 1,639 people on the impact of domestic violence to their families and on human rights, in Mubende, Kumi and Pallisa. In these districts, they also received about 101 Gender Based Violence cases and successfully resolved 72, referring the 54 to other pathway actors for further action.
As a result of this strategy, male partners have begun to take up responsibilities like escorting their wives and partners for antenatal care, joint financial management and recognizing unpaid care work at family level.