Phola Baba

PHOLA BABA is a flagship programme that focuses on supporting men (both adults and young men) to deal with the effects of violence, abuse and crime in their lives. The programme provides opportunities for conversations with men that deconstruct harmful constructs about masculinity and manhood and forces men to be silent about their psychological and emotional pain born out of experiences of violence and abuse. It has been found out that unresolved anger among men and boys is a direct contributor to the violence and abuse perpetrated by them. Men are supported through individual and group counselling, community dialogues, camp programmes and a men’s shelter that seeks to provide comprehensive psychosocial support to young men experiencing significant psycho social distress.