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Masculinities, Faith and Peace in Nigeria

Evaluation of a project addressing social cohesion, family planning and gender-based violence

2021 Available in English

Masculinities, faith and peace dissemination event. Photo: Andrew Saman/Tearfund

Photo: Samuel Attah/Soarmic Multimedia

Front cover of publication - showing man, woman and child

From: Changing gender norms: Masculinities, Faith and Peace

Masculinities, Faith, and Peace (MFP) addresses harmful social norms in mixed Muslim and Christian communities

Masculinities, Faith, and Peace (MFP) is an adaptation of Tearfund’s faith-based Transforming Masculinities intervention. It addresses harmful social norms to improve the use of family planning, decrease intimate partner violence and increase social cohesion in mixed Muslim and Christian communities in Plateau State, Nigeria.

The brief, and its accompanying film (below), present key findings from the mixed-methods evaluation of the three-year MFP project.

The project was funded by the John Templeton foundation and implemented in partnership between Tearfund and Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health.

Participants of the MFP project in Plateau State, Nigeria, reflect on how the programme has helped to reduce conflict and restore harmonious relationships between Christians and Muslims.

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