The Special Service Desk for Men (SSDM) was established within the Bureau of Gender Affairs in April 2016 to provide a confidential and non-discriminatory 'male space' for males to discuss gender specific topics and recommend solutions to the issues affecting them. The SSDM serves as a central point to forge partnerships with men’s groups and other key stakeholders. It serves to provide sensitization and raise awareness on a range of issues, such as parenting skills, health, education, fatherlessness, men as mentors and the role of men in the elimination of violence against women. It also focuses on policy, research and gender sensitive training to develop leadership and promote responsible male behaviours and attitudes.
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