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01 Dec

Care Uganda an international NGO working in Uganda in partnership with CEFORD have awarded three Men in Arua City as Model Men - influencing change at the World Men's Day Celebration in Arua City.

A selected team of men in the Central Division of Arua City have been engaged in ending Gender Based Violence in the city. 

Care International Uganda in partnership with Community Empowerment for Rural Development, CEFORD under the project “Women and Youth Resilience”, WAYRE, organized the engagement to commemorate the international Men’s Day celebrated annually on the 19th of November.

Jabir Andiga, a resident of Pangisha ward who was awarded as a model man, requested the men to desist from violence.

Cue Jabir: Butelezi - The Model Man

Nuru Manzu, a Professional social worker and the Local Council One Chairperson for Oli A cell, Tanganyika ward, pointed out that the Non-governmental Organizations have been targeting the female gender at the cost of the male counterparts.

Cue: Nuru Manzu - LCI Oli A Cell

Zabib Ndaru, the gender-based violence prevention and response officer for CEFORD, said that the engagement was intended to recognize and appreciate the role model men in Pangisha, Tanganyika and Kenya wards.

Cue Ndaru Zabib - CEFORD  

The 5-years project that kick started in March 2019, evolves around the four (4) thematic aspects of economic empowerment, reduced acceptance of gender-based violence, supporting survivors of gender-based violence and advocacy for the voiceless in the communities.

This year’s International Men’s Day was celebrated under the theme “Helping Men and Boys”

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