Empowering Women & Girls through CARE's Role Model Men (RMM) approach
Alarge and growing body of research has shown how gender inequality undermines health and development and how working with men and boys as well as women and girls to promote gender equality contributes to achieving health and development outcomes (Barker and others, 2010). While initially more promoted in long term development programs, engaging men and boys’ approaches are increasingly being integrated in humanitarian programs and are proving critical to SGBV prevention in contexts of displacements.
Uganda is currently experiencing one of the largest refugee influx glogally. Of the 1,252,470 refugees (UNHCR, May 15, 2017) who have fled conflicts in their home countries to settle in Uganda, approximately 86% are women and children and a large majority are coming from war torn South Sudan where sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war1.