Points for Action
- Promote understanding of the ways in which gender stereotypes and expectations affect women and men, and support work to enhance gender equality and equity.
- Challenge harmful and divisive concepts of masculinity and other gender stereotypes.
- Encourage discussion about the ways in which boys are brought up and men are expected to behave.
Sexual Communication and Negotiations
- Encourage men to talk about sex, drug use and AIDS, with each other and with their partners.
- Enhance women's capacity to determine when, where and whether sex takes place.
- Enhance men's access to appropriate sources of information, counselling and support.
- Promote greater understanding and acceptance of men who have sex with men.
Violence and Sexual Violence
- Support government and non-government actions to reduce male violence and sexual violence.
Support and Care
- Help men in their role as fathers and providers of care and support, both within the family and in the community.
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