Brave Men Campaign
The Brave Men Campaign officially started in 2012 as an initiative of the National Human Rights Commission (JAMAKON), supported through its Capacity Development Project (CDP) funded by UNDP, the Swiss Confederation, SIDA and DANIDA. The Center for Men and Masculinities Studies (CMMS) and the United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) are the implementing partners. The BraveMen Campaign includes a series of co-curricular community centric activities aimed at developing a positive mindset among school children, especially young boys regarding the rights of women and girls. Every participant has to maintain a diary called ‘Brave Man Diary’ where he narrates and reflects on how he interacts with and treats his female acquaintances on a daily basis. In the second and third phase of the campaign, girls were also included in the campaign and provided with Brave Girl Diary. Curently the fourth phase of the BraveMen Campaign is going on in 50 schools of Gaibandha, Siarjaganj and Cox's Bazaar. Emphasizing on Human Rights and Gender issues more the previous version of BraveMen Diary has been updated and named as Diary of the Braves (সাহসীদের খেরোখাতা).
The Campaign at a Glance:
Phase Four (October 2018- On going)
Some key findings:
To know more about the Brave Men Campaign see our tools, manuals and reports.