"Traditional male leaders are typically the ones who protect ancestral ways, so they may not seem like natural vanguards of change. But across the developing world, increasingly more and more tribal chiefs and other leaders are becoming essential to ending harmful practices — in large part because of how central they are to the village’s life and beliefs. To improve the lives of women, some aid organizations are finding, you must first change the minds of the men in charge."
Girls Not Brides and Tostan are involving men in their efforts to curb child marriage and improve women’s health. Read the full article here.