I would return from work hungry but just because [my partner] was not home, I couldn’t eat,” admits Augusto Magaia, a 25-year-old man who lives in the suburbs of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. We try to convey this message in our homes so that they also know that what they can also do what we do, promoting gender equality,” he says.
HOPEM is dedicated to engaging men and boys in transforming harmful masculine behaviour so as to achieve gender equality and improve the welfare of women, men and children.
It also runs educational campaigns in public places, bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues.
As part of the campaign, the organizers use a mobile kitchen to arouse curiosity, then attract observers with artistic activities such as poetry, music and theatre, or by initiating debates on gender issues.
Sixteen hundred young men have participated in this initiative since it began in 2012.
By running cooking classes for men, the HOPEM, "Men for Change Network" in Mozambique wants to change typical masculine thinking.
Many members say they have acquired a new appreciation for the work their wives do daily.
The HOPEM, "Men for Change Network", wants to change typical masculine mentalities: It runs cooking classes for men.
Many participants say it has given them a new appreciation for the work their wives do every day.
Most men in Mozambique aren’t used to helping out at home.
The HOPEM, "Men for Change Network", wants to change that. Many participants say it has given them a new appreciation for the work their wives do every day.