The Transforming Masculinities manual is designed to be interactive and self-reflective to enable participants to explore, discuss and reflect on their own attitudes, beliefs and behaviours regarding gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence. They can then lead others through the same process.

This manual is a compilation of activities, tools, resources and discussions piloted in Tearfund’s Transforming Masculinities programme in Rwanda and the DRC beginning in 2014. The aim is to train facilitators to engage men and boys as allies for the prevention of and response to SGBV at community level. It is a toolkit for training Gender Champions using a mix of successful activities to promote gender equality and positive masculinities.

Gender Champions are men and women who volunteer within communities to lead and facilitate change with respect to gender norms, gender equality and the role of faith.

View the detailed guide: Community dialogues: Promoting respectful relationships and equitable communities

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