Our ultimate goal is to focus on gender equality; in view of addressing the root causes of Gender Based Violence in homesteads and communities.
What We Do
We fight against Gender Based Violence by promoting male involvement to become more active parents, equitable partners and agents of positive change in their lives.
We Champion Males who act as agents of positive change.
How We Work
We work with Male Action Groups which are categorized depending on the age group. Those who perform very well are recognized as ― Male Champions who act as agents of positive change.
Fatherhood is also one of our programs where we train fathers and other male care givers in parenting.
Model Fathers are recognized as away of promoting active involvement of fathers in raising up children.
On July 5, 1908 in the USA church in Fairmont, West Virginia held a special Father’s Day service to honor 360 men who had lost their lives in a coal mine explosion earlier. This was a sole observance.
The woman behind it
The most influential advocate of the Father’s Day concept is Spokane (Washington) resident Sonora Louise Smart Dodd. She got the brainwave after attending a church service that honored mothers. She believed fathers deserved a day to themselves too. Her own dad William Jackson Smart had single-handedly raised Sonora and her five siblings after his wife’s death in childbirth.
Programmes and Services
The organization’s activities are implemented under these programmes: Capacity building, Advocacy, Protection and Empowerment.
In our day to day activities MFADV offers the following services;
- Psycho- social support to Gender Based Violence victims
- Men and Gender Based Violence, HIV/AIDS, SRHR
- Legal support to Gender Based Violence victims
- Economic empowerment of families
- Men and Health
- Men‘s Forum Discussions