The Uncommon Man

February 15, 2007

MRI in Liberia: GBV Task Force of the Ministry of Gender and Development

Today’s training was presented to members of the GBV Task Force of the Ministry of Gender and Development. Participants included representatives from UNICEF, UNFP, Christian Children’s Fund, Save the Children, the Ministry of Gender, and community-based organizations. They were all eager to learn about our approach to engaging men, and we were excited by the conversations about the personal, cultural and organizational implications. The idea of a coordinated national awareness campaign was introduced by Kelly, and strongly endorsed by the group. A sub-committee was formed to further develop a proposal to be brought to the full task force. Everyone left with a copy of our training handbook, a Voice Male magazine, a new consciousness about involving men in the work of ending violence, and stronger connections with each other. Bringing MRI back for additional training was a topic of post-workshop conversation among a number of the participants.

— Steven Botkin, Executive Director
Men's Resources International, USA

To read a compilation of all blog entries from Liberia with pictures, click here.

Posted by Daniel at February 15, 2007 04:56 PM

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