These activities allow participants to explore issues of power, patriarchy and gender norms using free discussion and creative methods.

Activity 1: Debating the issues (60 minutes)

This activity, based on the MenEngage Africa Training Initiative, allows participants to think about how they ‘do’ gender, sexuality, femininity and masculinity etc. They are asked to respond to a series of questions. 

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Activity 2: Who is on Top? (80 minutes)

This activity is based on ‘Transforming Masculinities Towards Gender Justice; Regional Learning Community for East and Southeast Asia (RLC)’ from Partners For Prevention. Using creative methods, it explores the definition and workings of hegemonic masculinity and identifies alternative images and messages about masculinity and femininity that could promote greater gender justice.

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