"Even if NGOs [nongovernmental organizations] don’t find the necessary support in the male community from the start, integrating them into programs to end GBV [gender-based violence] should receive priority over treating them as obstacles. In the end, true and sustainable emancipation has to be realized with the active support of men, not against them."
Read the second piece of our GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND LIVELIHOODS–HOW DO WE DO BETTER? blogger series, in partnership with AidSource. The blog is written by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, who reports on politics, security and development in Africa.