This NGO grooms adolescent boys to make the world more gender equal

Equal Community Foundation is working with adolescent boys to support them in becoming gender equitable adults

ECF’s Action for Equality programme has managed to reach 5,339 boys while Project Raise, with the help of partners across India, has reached 5,629 boys in Pune
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ECF’s Action for Equality programme has managed to reach 5,339 boys while Project Raise, with the help of partners across India, has reached 5,629 boys in Pune

Sneha Bhattacharjee
All of 16, Omkar is a bright student who takes tuition for younger boys to support them in their education. His classes though are different from the regular tuitions boys in Chandan Nagar, Pune, are used to. Apart from the regular lessons, Omkar encourages discussions on ideas of consent, human rights, gender-based violence and many other gender-related concepts that he is learning as a participant in Equal Community Foundation’s (ECF) Action for Equality programme.
 
Sometime in 2009, when Will Muir, founder, ECF, was running a cinema business in Pune, his customers primarily were young boys. “In order to understand

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 8:14 PM IST

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