PARTNERS FOR PREVENTION LAUNCHES A MALE ADVOCACY PROGRAMME TO PREVENT VAWG IN DA NANG, VIETNAM
(Participants at a Training of Trainers for facilitators of male advocates groups, in Da Nang, Vietnam)
Partners for Prevention (P4P) Regional Joint Programme is excited to announce the launch of a joint intervention to engage male advocates in the prevention of violence against women and girls.
UN Women, UNV and UNFPA with the support of P4P are implementing a masculinity transformation and volunteerism intervention to build gender equitable attitudes and challenge harmful masculinities, build healthy relationship skills, develop an awareness of VAWG issues, and empower young men and older adult men to become volunteers in their communities to lead and engage in violence prevention.
The intervention will specifically recruit both youth and older adult male participants in a year-long programme. Young and older adult males will meet regularly over one year while going through the gender transformative intervention and participate in and lead various events and activities focused on prevention of VAWG. These opportunities are important to effect and sustain social norm change to prevent VAWG.
This male advocacy intervention complements an existing VAWG prevention programme in Da Nang province that includes a positive parenting component and a community activism component supported by UN Women and the Da Nang Women’s Union.
As part of the intervention, P4P supported a training of facilitators for male advocate groups that took place on August 28 to September 1, 2015 in Da Nang City, Viet Nam.