Men urged to end toxic masculinity

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With South Africa presenting frightening statistics – such as a five times higher rate of femicide compared to other countries and at least 100 sexual offences reported daily – analysts on Tuesday made an impassioned plea to men to help move the country from toxic to positive masculinity. An expert panel, however, conceded during a webinar that poor coordination, working in silos and being incoherent weakened the battle against the culture of toxic masculinity, which fuelled gender-based violence (GBV). The panel included Deputy Minister of Social Development Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Men’s Sector deputy chair Dr Matome Kganakga and Commission for Gender…

Source: citizen