Men as Partners (MAP)

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===Project Afterthoughts===
===Project Afterthoughts===

Revision as of 12:55, 11 September 2010

Men as Partners (MAP)
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Project Type(s):

Community Name: Sankpala
Region: Northern
Country: Ghana
Volunteer(s) Name: A. Head
Affiliate organization: PEPFAR
Funds community contributed: 56.10
Percentage community contributed: 30
Funds needed were: 185.50
Funds requested were: 129.70
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Ghana 2009 (19).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Health Club, High School Kitchen, Kindergarten/Nursery School, Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows, Kumasi Ventilated-Improved Pit Latrines for Community Schools, Lebali Group Work Structure and Business Training, Men as Partners (MAP), Polytank for a High School, Sex Workers HIV/AIDS Awareness … further results
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Other Projects in Ghana (41).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Camp BALL, Capacity-Building Workshop on the Health Benefits of Moringa, Cape Coast Field Trip, Community Rabbit-Rearing Project, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Daughter to Work Day, Environment Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Fufulso Schools Rainwater Collection System, Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE), HIV/AIDS Educational Murals … further results
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Info about the Men as Partners (MAP)


Men As Partners (MAP)

Project Purpose

Men as Partners (MAP) is a program that focuses on approaching men in a respectful and open-minded way and is geared towards getting them to analyze how their negative attitudes, values, and behaviors may be causing more harm than good. The program promotes equality, responsibility, honesty, and respect for all. More specifically lessons will address HIV/AIDS and STIs, gender equality, relationships, family planning, and sexuality. These are areas that have been traditionally focused on women, but the hope is that by involving those who hold the power we will see positive changes in behavior.

Project Background

MAP was created in South Africa in 1998 by Engender Health and the Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa. The MAP program has two main goals:

1. Challenge the attitudes, values, and behaviors of men that harm their own health, safety, and wellbeing and that of women and children.

2. Encourage men to become actively involved in preventing gender-based violence, the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS, and unwanted pregnancies.

To achieve its goals, the MAP program is now working globally in various countries. Our MAP program will be following a specific manual created to be used in Ghana. PEPFAR has also recognized MAP as a Gender Norms Initiative to reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS.


  1. Use the MAP manual to develop your itinerary.
  2. Write the PEPFAR proposal after developing your budget, including the cost of securing the venue.
  3. Develop a list of invitees.
  4. Buy supplies and organize the venue.
  5. Have the workshop.


For chairs, minerals (refreshments), biscuits (snacks), folders, notebooks, pens, tape and printing fees.
For Flip charts, markers, condoms (boxes) and wooden penises.

Project Afterthoughts

It was beneficial to have both a female and male PCV organize the workshop to add a different perspective to a lot of the issues that are discussed.

Keep the workshops small (20-25 men) and have more than one if you have a lot of people interested. In addition, invite an array of men; from their 20s to 70s; fathers and sons; married and bachelors; with and without children; farmers, shop keepers, preachers, etc.. The more diversified the group, the more issues that will be brought to light.

The workshop was given in English and that also really help because there wasn't a translator constantly repeating everything.

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