In Ethiopia, the Ethiopia Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Amhara Regional Bureau of Youth and Sports, and the Population Council implemented programs for vulnerable girls. As these programs increased in popularity, demand for support programs arose from husbands. Qualitative, in-depth interviews were undertaken among adolescents, men, and women in the Amhara Region, exploring the roles of men and women, risk-taking behavior, and patterns of HIV and reproductive health vulnerability. Addis Birhan (“New Light”), a program of the Regional Bureaus of Youth and Sports in Amhara and Tigray and the Population Council for rural men in Ethiopia, targets married men in peri-urban and rural areas in northern Ethiopia. Based on existing curricula from Population Council India, Promundo, and EngenderHealth, the Population Council Ethiopia tailored a curriculum for rural Ethiopian men. Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Productive Transitions to Adulthood Brief No. 6 describes this program and a curriculum that includes modules on gender, relationships, caring for children and families, drugs and alcohol, HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and violence.
Erulkar, Annabel, Louis Apicella, and Abebaw Ferede. 2011. "Addis Birhan project: Working with boys and men to address young girls' social vulnerability," Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Productive Transitions to Adulthood Brief no. 6. New York: Population Council.
Addis Birhan (“New Light”)