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Masculinité, Famille et Foi

Transforming Masculinities is an evidence-based approach created by Tearfund to promote gender equality and positive masculinities to reduce violence within faith communities. It is based upon the understanding that religious beliefs and faith leaders are part of the structure that shapes social and gender norms, and focuses on prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence. Under Passages, this innovation has been adapted in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it is known as Masculinité, Famille, et Foi. This adaptation includes reflection on normative environments and the acceptability of family planning. It consisted of a series of training, group discussions called ‘community dialogues,’ and diffusion activities that guide faith leaders, young couples, and congregations to identify, create, and embrace positive masculine identities and gender-equitable behaviors for improved health and relationships. In addition, an enabling service environment was provided to form a foundation of high-quality, youth-friendly health services. Currently, the program is being scaled up in Kinshasa, DRC, within the Eglise de Christ au Congo network as well as in Rwanda with two local NGOs. 

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