Coordinator: Dr Lucas M. Ngoetjana
The Male Caregivers’ program commenced in 2006 with the research on attitudes and behaviour of men in a context of the rapid spread of HIV and AIDS, political violence, gender-based violence and other problems around patriarchal structures and systems. The research was followed by the recruitment of male clergy committed to gender justice, peace building, conflict resolution and reduction of the spread of HIV and AIDS and its impact. Part of the work includes mainstreaming gender questions into the care-giving activities, peace building and conflict resolution work, the quest for justice, the reduction of the spread of HIV and AIDS, lobbying and advocacy campaigns and the theological dialogues on problems around masculinity and patriarchy.
EMPHASES OF MALE CAREGIVERS’ PROGRAMME: