Engaging Men and Women to promote Gender Equality

Breaking the Barriers Facilitator Manual

Breaking the Barriers Facilitator's Manual 2018
Breaking the Barriers Facilitator's Manual 2018

Together with Sonke Gender Justice, Concern has developed a facilitator manual to engage men and women in a gender transformative process and to take steps to improve our gender programming.

This manual is used at country programme level with Concern staff, and in some programmes later adapted to be used at community level by our staff. The manual is subdivided into four sections including:

  1. Gender transformative activities covering the themes of gender roles, power, violence, healthy relationships
  2. Enabling change
  3. Gender transformative programming
  4. Community mobilisation approaches

This manual will be available in French soon

Engaging Men on Gender Equality - Learning from Concern's Programming and Practice

Chibala, 55, cooks at his home in May 2014 in Zambia with his wife Catherine, 43, sat next to him. Photo: Gareth Bentley / Concern Worldwide.
Chibala, 55, cooks at his home in May 2014 in Zambia with his wife Catherine, 43, sat next to him. Photo: Gareth Bentley / Concern Worldwide.

This learning paper gives an overview of Concern's experience of implementing Engaging Men programmes across a range of countries including Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Mozambique, Uganda, Malawi and Niger from 2012 to 2017. It examines our approach and shares the results obtained, as well as the challenges encountered and the recommendations for taking Engaging Men programming forward.

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