Men's Programme

The Men’s Programme continues to be one of the flagship programmes for ADAPT. When it commenced in 1997, it gave ADAPT the distinction of being the first organisation in South Africa to introduce working with men as one of the effective strategies of confronting violence against women.

The overall aim of the men’s programme is to end men’s violence and aggressive behaviour towards women and other men. The programme requires men to take responsibility for their violence and hence develop alternative ways of dealing with conflict.

The programme takes on a proactive stance. It encourages positive role models for boys through initiatives such as competitions honouring good fathers and the use of mentoring programmes as methodologies to involve men in the eradication of gender based violence.

Objectives:

  • To include men as part of the solution to gender based violence.

  • To create healing circles for men

  • To increase men's understanding of the roots of violence in the home and in the society.

  • To develop intervention programmes that will focus largely on preventing the violence from occurring.

  • To increase men's understanding of the roots of violence in the home and in the society.
  • To increase men's understanding on issues of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
  • To increase men's understanding on issues of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
  • To educate man about the link between VAW (Violence Against Women) and HIV/AIDS.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Ongoing counselling and support for men
  • Men's Forum
  • Men's Theatre Group
  • Mentorship Project
  • Prison Project
  • Shebeen/Tavern Project

 

The White Ribbon

ADAPT believes that 16 days is not enought to bring peace to our homes and society. Support should be shown for non-violence every day, for example by wearing the white ribbon and informing others of it's signifcants.

The White Ribbon is a symbol of commitment to the 16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Children from 25 November to 10 December each year.

©2013 Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training -NPO -009-712