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