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Padare Milestones

Padare/Enkundleni/Men’s Forum on Gender began as a discussion forum in 1995 and developed into a fully-fledged secretariat in 2001. The organisation has set up over 60 men’s networks across Zimbabwe with an average of fifty men each and each group of 50 men is called a chapter. Padare has also produced publications such as the research findings report on Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices of Men on Gender Based Violence and its interface with HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe. Some of Padare's productions include:

  • Short multi-media digital story telling DVD on Men as Partners programme (2006);
  • Musical CD on Varume Chaivo/Amadoda Oqobo/Real Men, Gender Based Violence (2007)
  • Men as Partners Training of Trainers Gender Manual (2007)
  • Research Report on Sexuality and Reproductive Health Rights and its link with GBV, HIV and AIDS in tertiary institutions (2007).
  • Musical CD Compilation (HURUKURO) 2011

Padare has successfully established a School Programme which was pioneered by a few young boys at Allan Wilson High School in Harare. To date Padare has approximately 30 school clubs with the majority being in the Midlands Province.

Padare sits in the Gender Based Violence Committee supported by UN Women.

Padare also sits in the Domestic Violence Council a national body which was established with a mandate to promote the protection and relief of victims of domestic violence through research, information dissemination, coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act

Padare is a member of and heads the Zimbabwe Men Engage Network which is a coalition of regional organisations working with men and boys in advancing gender in Africa.

Padare has successfully engaged and continues to work very well with different women’s organisations, different government ministries and departments, traditional leaders.