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MEN, GENDER AND AIDS PROJECT (article first published : 2003-09-14)

The Kwa-Zulu/Natal Christian Council, a community catalyst organization operating in KZN, has rolled a project that focuses on men, gender and AIDS. The objectives of this project are to sensitise men about gender equality issues, child abuse, all kinds of violence directed to women and children and to encourage men to participate in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The Men, Gender and AIDS Project also researches the socialisation of men into gender roles and seeks to find alternative solutions to the current gender related challenges facing society especially in rural areas. The project is focusing on traditional healers and leaders, church leaders and laymen, and youth from northern Zululand rural areas such as uMlalazi, Melmoth and iNkandla.

“The significance of this project is that it is an initiative through which thoughts of men are captured so that we can move on to build a better future,” says Reverend Thulani Ndlazi, co-ordinator of the Men, Gender and AIDS Project. “In order to create an opportunity for men to participate at a provincial level in this project an Essay Writing Competition has been organized. Through this essay writing competition men of Kwa-Zulu/Natal were invited to share and express their thoughts and feelings about HIV/AIDS, gender equality and child abuse. Quite a number of men across cultural, political and religious spectrum participated in this competition.”

A prize-giving event is being organized where the winners will be given an opportunity to read their essays at a seminar to take place on September 19 in eShowe.




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