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Working with boys and men to decrease gender-based violence

A practical, conceptual book that looks at working with boys and young men to decrease gender-based violence

Through collective stories, data and findings on girls, boys and violence, the award-winning NGO, Girls & Football SA, combines theoretical research with a hands-on approach to reducing sexual violence.

Ten customized workshops for boys and men

With introductions and contributions from leading sportspeople like Siya Kolisi, Springbok player, Fran Hilton-Smith, FIFA Task Force, George Dearnaley, former Bafana Bafana player and Director of the Football Magic Foundation, and Adam Fine, CEO of Fives Futbol and game-changing entrepreneur, the book highlights:

• The importance of gender-sensitive language
• Ideas around masculinities and the male body
• Violence, bullying and peer pressure
• Behaviors and thoughts around sex and sexual harassment
• The negative impact of an un-safe (school) environment
• The effect of gangs on the development of boys and young men

The result

738 boys interviewed

Across South Africa, near 800 boys completed surveys or were interviewed through key informant interviews

Global training programs

Workshops hosted across three continents in South Africa, Ghana, the UAE and the UK

Ten workshops

Boys’ stories inspired ten workshops designed to work with boys and young men

Book available worldwide

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Clients and partners

The team

Jos Dirkx
Dewi Spijkerman
Neha Duseja
Siya Kolisi
Fabio Cannavaro
Fran Hilton Smith
Adam Fine