Centre for Health and Social Justice has been pioneering an approach to working
with men and boys on social justice issues and our experience is that men and
boys can be involved in changing social hierarchies at the family and household
level if they are involved as partners in a joint quest of equality and social
justice. This approach is based on our
understanding that patriarchy and gender divisions which are responsible for
the control and subordinate position of women, and for male privileges, are not
always advantageous to all men.
CHSJ is implementing a project
in 30 villages in Bundi and Udaipur districts, Rajasthan two partner organisations
which work directly with the adolescents in their respective areas. This
approach enables to distil robust lessons and test and develop a model which
can be applied at a larger scale.
intervention is being implemented in two clusters of 15 villages in each Bundi
and Udaipur districts (Rajasthan). Fifteen villages under 5 Sub Centre areas
and one PHC in one block will comprise the implementation unit of the project,
and thus the project will have two such implementation units. At the village
level the intervention will be implemented through adolescent/youth groups or
clubs bringing together boys and young men in the age group 15 – 25. Each of
these clubs will include both in-school and out of school and will be
facilitated/ supported by a Community Animator who will be from among the older
youth in the village. This project is supported by Ford Foundation.
Recent Completed Activities:
Project orientation have been completed with Project Partners chief functionaries
Two days workshop for curriculum development had been organised in CHSJ.
Facilitator selection have been completed and provided orientation of project concept, role and responsibility.
Animator selection have been completed and provided orientation of project concept, role and responsibility.
Identification and formation of adolescent boys and young men group.
Formation and namankaran of club as a plateform.
Baseline (KABP) of adolescent and youth population.