Cry like a Boy: because being tough all the time hurts


From Burundi to Senegal, from Liberia to Lesotho, travel with us across Africa to discover the stories of men buckling under the pressure to conform to traditional gender roles, and meet those who are defying centuries of stereotypes.

  • €120,000 Budget in Euros
  • 2020 Final release date
  • 3 Round winner
  • 5 Locations
  • 12 Durations in months

Throughout the following year, we'll bring you stories of men defying centuries of stereotypes to promote discussion on global healthy masculinity.

An original podcast and series brings listeners to five African nations to show that finding new ways of being a man is a universal challenge and, most importantly, that men need to step up and be part of the solution to the lingering issues at the root of gender inequality.

Cry like a Boy will be released in English and French and is part of a year-long reporting project supported by EJC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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