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TitleMANAGING FOR GENDER EQUALITY RESULTS: The story of Padare Men’s Forum Against Gender Based Violence, Case Study No. 12
AuthorAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Date of Publication2016
PublisherAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Number of PagesPadare
Geographical CoverageZimbabwe
KeywordsMen and Gender, Gender Based Violence, Patriarchy and Gender Based Violence
AbstractThe Accra agenda for action calls for Gender equality, respect for human rights, and environmental sustainability as cornerstones for achieving enduring impact on the lives and potential of poor women, men, and children. The Managing for Development Results (MfDR) on the other hand has emerged as a valuable tool for addressing inequalities and accelerating progress towards achieving the development results. Recognising that, several development agencies have strengthened their approach to managing for gender equality results, this case study documents the experiences of a Zimbawen men’s forum on gender (Padare) in working with men to combat gender based violence (GBV) in Zimbabwe. The case study utilises desk research approach. Findings revealed that Padare’s work has had impact through advocacy, training, and engaging men in GBV programming. Padare has empowered communities through knowledge on laws about domestic violence, naming and shaming harmful cultural practices and also engaging traditional leaders. They have also been important in promoting a referral pathways system that ensures that all cases of violence are reported and investigated by the police. The work of Padare provides an important lesson to African states and partners on how to engage men in promoting gender equality, eradicating GBV for inclusive social and economic development and managing for gender equlity results in Africa. In patriarchal societies, the involvement of men in combating harmful cultural practices provides impetus to programs and policies targeting gender inequalities. Moreover the on-going efforts to building capacities for instituting MfDR culture in Africa needs to be scaled up and mainstreamed. Additionaly there is need to buid capacities of African states in prioritizing and addressing GBV, this being one of the key obstacles to achievement of inclusive and sustainable development results in Africa.
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