Men as Partners (MAP) and
Healthy Images of Manhood (HIM)
WHAD has identified that men need to be involved for gender equality to be achieved and reproductive programmes to succeed. This has resulted in programmes that help build lasting mutually satisfying relationships in families built on trust and communication. The programmes seek to increase men's sense of ownership over initiatives that promote gender equality and empowerment, helping men become responsible, caring and non-violent partners.
Realizing the need for a systematic and continuous engagement with men-folk to complement the SACH groups in the process of community empowerment, WHAD has initiated programmes for men for a holistic development. This has resulted in 20 driver development SACH groups where men gather with objectives similar to the SACH groups for women.
WHAD is moving towards community-driven development (CDD) where local religious and non-religious CBOs to build the capacity of the community, to articulate their needs, and to have more clear and constructive dialogues with various Government departments. These activities have resulted in effective implementation of programmes serving as a step towards democratic local environment.