To address gender-based violence through the “16 Days of Activism” campaign, the Be a Man Club focused on promoting paternity as a very important element in building equal societies where no form of violence is tolerated.
Gender equality encourages the equal inclusion of women and men in family, social, economic and political life. To enable social change, providing equal opportunities for women and men is key. But opportunities can only be used equally when responsibilities are shared equally. Therefore, for women to engage in decision-making, professional and institutional life more effectively, men should be more involved in family life.
In our society, the father’s role in the education and development of children in general does not dominate, though there are exceptions, hence the focus on paternity as the theme of the 16 Days of Activism campaign. It is time to make active and positive fatherhood the prospect and necessary value of our society.
A father who insists on cultivating respect, love, and empathy in his own children is a model that serves to prevent various forms of gender, physical, verbal, emotional violence, or any other form of violence.
Therefore, gender equality is achieved through equal treatment of women and men by preventing gender-based violence, and by promoting a democratic model of a father and man, whose power is measured by sensitivity and the contribution that it provides.