The Land of Many Absent Fathers

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Save the Children

South Africa is a country characterized by violence. Every year around 15.000 murders are reported. Every 26 seconds a woman gets raped. The nuclear family is no longer the norm. This report introduces the attempts made by the Sonke Gender Justice center in South Africa to educate men about gender gaps in their society.

The regular meeting of the father’s group provides an arena for fathers and men to discuss as a group the gender gaps they encounter in society – and how they can work to counteract them. They learn alternatives to physical punishment and receive tools and counseling on how to better handle conflict. 

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