Engaging Men and Boys to help combat gender-based violence

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Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) in partnership with British High Commission, the National Women’s Commission, and the United Nations Gender Theme Group hosted a Men’s Barbershop Forum with panel discussion and break- out session entitled “Engaging Men and Boys to help combat gender- based violence.”

This event was held in conjunction with the 16 days of Activism “From Awareness to Accountability: Unmasking the Many Faces of Violence”.

The goal of the forum was to address issues of masculinity to combat gender-based violence; to begin the process of establishing a coalition of male leaders in the community to serve as advocates; as well as to provide an opportunity for participants to recommend actions as a roadmap for future interventions.  Participants will included a diverse audience of 75 participants, mostly men and boys in academia, private and public sector, faith-based organizations and NGOs.  

First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) launched its network in September 2017, Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) to tackle issues related to the health and well -being of women, adolescents and children in the Caribbean. SCLAN is a non-governmental organization endorsed by CARICOM Heads of Government.

For additional information, please contact info@sclan.org

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