Harmfull Traditional Practices: A Summary of the documentation of the Padare Project
In 2010, Padare established school based clubs which were set as platforms on sensitizing and raising awareness in young men and boys on the problems of gender violence, child abuse of the boy child, children’s and gender inequality. Due to the socialization process, cultural beliefs and practices, children and especially boys, imitate same sex family members’ behaviours and attitudes on how they relate to each other and on girls on a daily basis contributing to the perpetuating of violence and abuse. Because of the cultural and traditional practice that treats and degrade women and girls, boys and males become the main perpetrators of violence and sexual abuse. The specific objectives of this Endline study were to document key lessons learnt from the project so as to come up with better programmes in the near future; analyse the project success areas as well as the shortcomings and identify the factors that caused the shortcomings; identify the best practises and establish if similar practises can be replicated elsewhere.