Changing Gender Attitudes, Empowering Girls aims to deconstruct unhealthy masculinities and reduce gender-based violence through the work of partner organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

This project has been made possible in collaboration with Summit Foundation, with additional support from Hawk Rock Foundation and Girls Rights Project.

The initiative is designed to address the deep gender disparities in our partners’ individual contexts, which include specific and localized manifestations of violence. Their grassroots strategies to build healthy masculinities include:

  • Creating safe spaces for boys to explore their emotions and develop strategies for addressing harmful behaviors and practices
  • Developing culturally based programs that address the unique context of gender inequalities in their communities
  • Targeting boys with multiple risk factors to help ensure that boys in vulnerable circumstances have tools and resources to cope with life’s challenges in healthy ways
  • Promoting comprehensive sexuality education that challenges stereotypes about masculinity and highlights boys’ crucial role in upholding and supporting women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights

 Learn more about the initiative and how to engage boys in gender equity by reading the stories below.

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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