The Resilience Programme for Young Men focuses specifically on the needs of young men, featuring activities that support increased self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-perception, all vital to psychosocial wellbeing. It aims to strengthen social interaction, creativity and peer support by encouraging good communication, group collaboration, mutual trust, respect, understanding and valuing of differences. These are key elements for young men in creating a better life for themselves and their communities.
The Resilience Programme for Young Men is complementary to ‘Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change’, the flagship initiative of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, promoting a culture of non-violence and peace. Launched in 2008, this programme seeks to empower individuals to take up an ethical leadership role in their community, through the development of skills, among them strenghening of resilience.