Breaking the Cycle: Boys and Young Men Embrace Positive Masculinity in Unique EventBreaking the Cycle: Boys and Young Men Embrace Positive Masculinity in Unique Event
In a collaboration between Plan International UK and the global movement She Is Not Your Rehab (SINYR), an extraordinary opportunity emerged for boys and young men aged 13-19 to explore healthy relationships and positive masculinity. This event, hosted in partnership with the Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, Youth Cymru, and Coleg Cambria, took place today at Coleg Cambria, Connah's Quay, Deeside and we took 20 boys from Year 10 and 11.
Founded by Mataio and Sarah Brown, She Is Not Your Rehab is a worldwide initiative dedicated to breaking cycles of violence, trauma, and abuse. Their mission is to foster safe relationships and provide support to individuals and communities. Now, in collaboration with Plan International UK, they plan to bring this critical message to boys and young men in Wales.
Plan International UK, a global children's charity focused on advancing gender equality, was thrilled to host this event. The collaboration extended to include key partners such as the Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, Youth Cymru, and Coleg Cambria.
The event provided invaluable insights into healthy relationships and positive masculinity. Participants had the chance to engage in discussions, activities, and workshops designed to empower them with the tools to build respectful and supportive relationships. The goal was to contribute to creating a Wales free from violence, fostering a community where young men could thrive in positive masculinity.
Scheduled as part of a world tour, She Is Not Your Rehab made its debut in Wales, sharing their journey of creating a global anti-violence movement from a barbershop in New Zealand. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the impact of this movement and gain inspiration to contribute to a violence-free Wales.
Creative activities were planned throughout the event to encourage participants to add their voices and opinions, helping to shape a vision for a Wales free from violence. It was an unprecedented opportunity for the boys from our school to actively participate in building a safer, more supportive community.