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Prevent! Young Men as Equal Partners training (YMEP)

With Support from European Union through World Vision, Sport in Action is training sport teachers and community sport coaches in YMEP (Young Men as Equal Partners) methodology under the Prevent! Project in Northern Province of Zambia. The projects main aim is to contribute to the reduction in sexual and gender based violence cases in the Northern part of Zambia. In order to achieve the aim, the project focuses on prevention of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) by challenging and changing beliefs, attitudes and practices and also increase SGBV survivors’ access and use of comprehensive support services.
Sport in Actions focus on the project is prevention of SGBV cases using YMEP, SASA and other mechanisms. With regard to the ongoing YMEP training, the methodology as an evidence based strategy will be used as a mobilizing tool for the target population whom are boys and young men of age 12 to 24 years. They are targeted because of being perpetrators of the vice. Once mobilized, with trained teachers and community sport coaches, the target group will be undergoing a series of safe space sessions discussing Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Gender equity and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights with the aim of increasing awareness about the three key messages including uptake of services to improve the health status of individuals and the community at large.
Sport in Action remains committed to enhancing Active and healthy living for all in our communities.