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Manuals | November 30, 2020

A Journey Towards a Peaceful Masculinity


The curriculum is intended to be used by project implementers, planners and gender integration and youth development practitioners in CRS programming. The aim is to support individual behavior change, build socio-emotional skills, and to change social norms and internalized ideas of what it is to be a man. The goal is for facilitators to use this manual to guide adolescent boys and men through a journey towards a more gender-equitable masculine identity.

The enclosed curriculum contains the outline for a training with adolescent boys led by male role models through a ‘rite of passage’ inspired by Catholic social teaching utilizing principles of CRS’ 3Bs/4Ds peacebuilding framework. The following pages include: a detailed activity guide, recommendations for training of facilitators, facilitator tools and considerations, and proposed schedules.