Shaila Kibria from CCMW National met with Tazul Ali, a leader of the CCMW Vancouver Chapter at a coffee shop in Burnaby, BC. The two of them discussed engaging men and boys to speak up against VAW.
Workshops for men and boys are taking place all across Canada. The CCMW Vancouver Chapter will hold a workshop in February 2018. Stay tuned for details.
It is imperative that men and boys join women and girls in the alleviation of gender based violence. The “Engaging Men and Boys” workshops started with White Ribbon, and is in it’s final year of programming.
This is a 3-year project, funded by Status of Women Canada, with the goal to engage men and boys from Muslim communities to end violence in the family.
The objectives of this project are to:
- Develop and strengthen the skills of men and boys, working in partnership with women and girls, to identify and respond to issues and gender-based violence in their communities.
- Engage key decision makers in the communities so as to transform the environment and create a cultural shift.
For more details, please check out http://ccmw.com/engaging-