Community Action Team (CAT) •  volunteers who join together to do something in their community about an issue of concern f...
Benefits of a CAT: <ul><li>Can reach more people than TASO staff can </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on community assets; social ...
CAT Members <ul><li>a CAT can start with 5 or 10 community volunteers who meet regularly and who facilitate community even...
CAT Goals <ul><li>Should be activism-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Should promote gender equality  </li></ul><ul><li>Examples...
CAT activities to increase male participation to end HIV and GBV: <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><...
Starting a CAT: <ul><li>A Community Action Team is the result of relationship building; much of this happens in one-on-one...
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  1. 1. Community Action Team (CAT) • volunteers who join together to do something in their community about an issue of concern for them • brings local people together to discuss, learn and solve community problems • is active in creating change at the community level
  2. 2. Benefits of a CAT: <ul><li>Can reach more people than TASO staff can </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on community assets; social activists likely already exist in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a sustainable environment for action and positive change over time </li></ul><ul><li>Members act as role models in their community </li></ul><ul><li>The team can mobilize community participants more effectively than ‘outsiders’ can </li></ul>
  3. 3. CAT Members <ul><li>a CAT can start with 5 or 10 community volunteers who meet regularly and who facilitate community events </li></ul>
  4. 4. CAT Goals <ul><li>Should be activism-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Should promote gender equality </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include: </li></ul><ul><li>• gender sensitivity training </li></ul><ul><li>• popular education on HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>• work with boys and men against gender-based violence </li></ul>
  5. 5. CAT activities to increase male participation to end HIV and GBV: <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance building </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul>
  6. 6. Starting a CAT: <ul><li>A Community Action Team is the result of relationship building; much of this happens in one-on-one conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Members can be invited through: personal networks, flyers (at TASO clinics), open house events, media publicity, religious organizations, street theatre </li></ul>
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