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Showing posts with label internationalwomensday. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

International Women's Day 2009 and PAI

Population Action International (PAI), a well-respected partner organization in our field, has profiled one of EngenderHealth's Men As Partners® India videos -- Men Today, Men Tomorrow -- on their "Documentaries That Make A Difference" list for International Women's Day.



About the Video
In India, as in many parts of the world, a woman's increased vulnerability to HIV infection is largely a result of unequal gender roles. Male dominance in relationships, combined with peer pressure and traditional views of masculinity, often interferes with safe sexual practices. Furthermore, in India, rape occurs twice every minute, and nearly half of married men admit to physically abusing their wives. These problems transcend geography, economic status, and culture. Although many programs tackle these issues, they often focus on women and ignore the role of men.

EngenderHealth India saw this as an important opportunity. By partnering with local organizations, and adapting the global Men As Partners® (MAP) program, EngenderHealth developed community-based, peer-driven interventions with young men and boys. The results were dramatic: men thoughtfully engaged in discussions, role-playing, and games about gender issues. The MAP workshops created real change in participant’s attitudes toward women. Furthermore, as a gender-related HIV awareness and support program, it is the first of its kind in Asia.

Men Today, Men Tomorrow
Indian entertainment star Jaaved Jaffri hosts this short film, which uses interviews with HIV-positive men and their families to illustrate how EngenderHealth’s Men As Partners® in Positive Prevention program supports men in preventing HIV transmission.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

International Women's Day: Photo essay from the CHAMPION Project


Ending violence against women and girls is one of this year’s themes for International Women’s Day—celebrated March 8. This goal is central to EngenderHealth’s own mission, every day and everywhere. View a photo essay of men involved with EngenderHealth’s CHAMPION Project in Tanzania who promote gender equity and better health in their communities.