With the completion of the 9th cycle of Action for Equality graduate programme in April 2014, 184 young boys from 18 communities all over Pune have successfully become ECF graduates, raising the total number of boys pledging to change the status quo towards more gender equitable communities to 1400!
This cycle ended last week with action events that were designed to encourage boys to have a dialogue with women to understand workload distribution within household responsibilities. The interaction enabled the boys to understand that the workload distribution is unequal and what are the practical steps they can take on a daily basis to reduce this burden on women.
The 184 graduates will be invited to join AfE Alumni Programme.
Cycle 10 of the AfE Graduate Programme will begin in the second week of May. ECF is currently looking for partners who will help to extend Action for Equality Programme in 2 more low-income communities in Pune.
You can get a glimpse of the action events through some of the photos available on this link.