Mangay Lal is an Indian father who delights in his children and stands up for them.
"World Vision came, they saw the darkness we were living in, they asked us to come to the light,” says Mangar Lal. The light of knowledge, he has found, means “we care for our families and community and our children, especially girls, can study.”
Mangal Lal is a member of the men care group started by World Vision to tackle gender-based violence including early marriage. The group gives men an opportunity to gather together and improve their understanding of how gender inequality impacts relationships between men and women.
“The men care group is important because it helps men to understand themselves, their spouses and children, specifically their daughters. They confessed that many of their practices, like child marriage, are followed as tradition,” says Feba, a World Vision staff member. The groups and trainings help men to break free from harmful traditions and make better decisions for their families and communities.
Photo©2014 World Vision, Annila Harris