We are from Equal Community Foundation, working towards our mission to raise gender equitable boys in India.
There are millions of boys growing up in a culture that has made gender-based violence acceptable. Their attitude towards women and girls is considered a problem but they are not engaged in the solutions. Through ECF’s Action for Equality Programme we support adolescent boys with knowledge, skills, peer support and agency to understand and challenge gender-based violence and be equitable. Till date, 4788 boys have benefited from the programme.
The Solution: Action for Equality Programme
Adolescence is a critical stage in the development of one’s self identity. Action for Equality is an ongoing programme, specifically designed to build alternative, more equitable male identities to prevent violence against women. Programme graduates have demonstrated more equitable attitudes, higher level of respect towards female relatives and have continued taking actions against street sexual harassment, child marriages, education and community campaigns on various women centric issues.
Potential Long Term Impact:
By 2022, we aim to raise 30,000 gender equitable boys through direct implementation of the programme as well as supporting other organisations in adopting this approach. These boys will not just change their own behaviour but influence their fathers, friends, other family and community members to change theirs. Women and girls in the lives of these boys will experience a significant reduction in or in fact zero gender-based violence and discrimination at hands of boys.
Kindly support our cause by donating and sharing our fundraiser.
Here’s how your donation will be utilised. It will:
1. contribute to the development of gender transformative programme resources such as 60 weeks Action for Equality Programme handbook for the adolescent boys.
2. contribute to the overall implementation of Action for Equality programme across Pune
3. equip boys with skills and peer support to change their attitudes and behaviours and take action against gender based violence through Action for Equality Programme for a year.
4. will contribute to the cost of Big Meet and Greet (BMG) events that provide boys a platform for networking, peer learning and experience exchange.
We look forward to receiving your support.