India

The Gender Lab

Raising boys’ awareness on gender issues

children adolescents

The Gender Lab is working towards empowering adolescents and youth to question patriarchal gender narratives through critical thinking and meaningful engagement with their communities.

Building on the work of engaging adolescent girls to build their voice, agency and leadership, a need emerged to engage young men and boys towards building gender equality. Thus, The Gender Lab Boys Program was initiated with the intention to build a generation of boys and men who are self-aware, empathetic and sensitive to gender issues. The participants of the program are 12-14 year old school-going boys who take part in workshops and learn through community-based projects.

Furthermore, the program aims to create an enabling and gender-sensitive environment for the adolescent boys by engaging parents, educators and other important stakeholders.