Male Engagement Team

Engaging Men: Mentor Brothers

Our Mentor Brothers call themselves “Abakhuluwa” which literally means Elder Brothers in isiXhosa. In the Xhosa Culture an elder brother is a role model, protector, provides support and guidance, mediator, is an active member of the community, and has cultural as well as religious responsibilities.

The Male Engagement team aims to engage men to inform, equip, empower and transform them to actively protect, promote and support the health and well-being of themselves, their partners and their children. It seeks to empower men as gender advocates to speak out as active agents and stakeholders who can transform social norms, behaviours and gender stereotypes that perpetuate discrimination and inequality. Members of this team are esteemed community leaders.


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