Cote d’Ivoire’s schools for husbands | Al Jazeera America
Engaging West African men in the fight for reproductive rights and gender equality
It would be cool if women were the ones directly involved and active participants of their own health/bodies, and if there was a way to combine the best of hospitals and traditional medicine.
"… it’s hard because we’re reversing their culture. To say to a man you have to help your wife with household activities, you can’t beat your wife — it was hard for some of the men to understand. At the beginning they were very skeptical; they thought it was a violation of their rights.” -Mathies Yao, the schools for husbands coordinator in Toumodi
"He (Kouame Kouassi Benoit) also has been helping Delphine (his wife) with the household duties, carrying the food when they go to the fields instead of letting her to carry the load alone. “The idea is to be a better husband. Now I help my wife, and she is happier,” he said."