The benefits of women empowerment are well-known and documented in the development literature. In Uganda, few studies and interventions, however, have explored how young men react or can be engaged to enhance such interventions. Preliminary trials affirm the importance of engaging young men in a deliberate questioning of power dynamics, so that they can embrace better co-operation and sharing of activities at the household level; and that inclusive approach to women empowerment should involve activities to engage young men at the community level in questioning and ending gender-based violence building on those interventions that have shown evidence of changes in men’s attitudes and behaviors related to gender based violence.
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