Through the Ministry of Health of Medellín and the Strong and Resilient Families project, operated by the Faculty of Psychology of the CES University, work began with more than 2,000 men from the city for the promotion of mental health and prevention of violence against women.
“This is how the 'Hombres como Vos' strategy was born, where through experiential methodologies such as weaving, telling stories, playing, drawing, spaces are fostered to think about the different ways of being men in society and how stereotypes that allow the construction of various forms or ways of exercising masculinities to generate healthier relationships free of violence, ”said Jhon Wilmar Quintero, psychosocial professional from the Strong and Resilient Families project.
The men, who have been part of this strategy, have been approached in informal places for the enjoyment of male leisure such as billiards, soccer fields, mechanics workshops, shopping centers, neighborhood parks, as well as transport companies, educational institutions, detention centers.
Thus, as in 2018, 2,345 men were accompanied and for the year 2019 the challenge of opening new work spaces with men continues from the different social, cultural, educational, community stakes of the city that will allow the generation of new meanings, greater self-awareness and self-knowledge. hand in hand with masculinities.