One of the major barriers to men addressing and tackling the challenges they face is the fact that discussion of mental health is largely taboo for Tanzanian men. They’re not expected to open up and talk about their struggles with life.
Every two weeks (Fortnightly), on Fridays Michael Baruti and Nadia Ahmed present an episode that will discuss the challenges that men go through and offer detailed insight on mental health for men.
If you’re interested in Mental Health and are interested in unpacking and unlearning mental health for men in Tanzania, this podcast is exactly what you need
We all need a second chance
Loving your father can be complicated. Especially if he has been in and out of your life without any explanations for most of it. When he calls for help, do you go running to assist or do you hold back and doubt whether to help him or not? So many questions that are difficult to answer.
Mark, who was our first ever guest on the Podcast is back again, and this time he is talking about how he repaired his relationship with his father and how he had to look past his pain and disappointments for him to be able to look after him. The big lesson here is that we all need a second chance.
We decided to not have kids
When the subject of parenthood comes up, you can expect to hear all kinds of opinions. But here's one I don't think anyone will disagree with: there are some people who just aren't cut out to be parents. And it's not because they are not good people or that they would make bad parents, no. It's because for some people, being a parent is a calling and it is just not for everyone.
Dr Mujuni, a gynaecologist and his wife who is also a medic have been married for more than four years, and at the beginning of this year they made a decision to not have kids. It wasn't an easy decision to make, but now they've found themselves more fulfilled than ever. So, what prompted them to that decision? Join the conversation on this episode
Let's keep it real, we need each other (Part 2)
Karibu katika sehemu ya pili ya mazungumzo yetu kuhusu mtoto wa kiume na majukumu yanayomkabili katika dunia inayopambania usawa wa kijinsia.
Baada ya mazungumzo marefu katika sehemu ya kwanza, sehemu hii ya pili inajaribu kuona ni nini kifanyike ili kuweza kuleta huu usawa na nafasi ya mwanaume katika kulifanikisha hili. Lakini pia, je tunahitaji kubadili mbinu tunazotumia au inabidi tuboreshe hizi hizi zilizopo ili wanaume na wao wapate kushiriki kikamilifu?
Rolland Malaba (Madenge) anamalizia sehemu ya pili ya maongezi haya pamoja na watayarishaji wa podcast hii, Michael Baruti na Nadia Ahmed
Let's keep it real, we need each other (Part 1)
Ni karne ya 21, na mapinduzi mengi sana ya kimaendeleo yametokea duniani na yanaendelea kutokea. Na tunajua kwamba ili tuweze kuendelea kuwa bora kama jamii na kamą wanadamu basi hatuna budi kuyakumbatia mapinduzi yenye tija na yenye kuleta mabadiliko chanya katika jamii yetu.
Moja ya mapinduzi ambayo kama binadamu tumechelewa sana kuanza kuyapambania kwa nguvu zote ni mapinduzi juu ya usawa wa kijinsia. Hili ni jambo jema na lenye msingi wenye kuleta heri kwa jamii nzima. Lakini, ili mapinduzi haya yafanikiwe na yaweze kufikiwa malengo yanayopaswa kufikiwa basi ni lazima jinsia zote mbili ziweze kushiriki kikamilifu katika mchakato huu.
Swali ambalo tunajiuliza leo kwa undani, ni je wanaume wanashiriki kikamilifu katika mapambano na mchakato wa kuleta haki sawa kwa jamii yetu? Kama wanashiriki, nini imekua mchango wao? Na kama hawashiriki, ni kitu gani kinazuia ushiriki wao kikamilifu? Hofu ya wanaume ni nini kwenye hili? Chimbuko la hofu hiyo ni nini? Na ni vipi tunaweza kumshirikisha mwanaume huyu kikamilifu kwenye hii safari? Sababu kiukweli kabisa, wanaume na wanawake wote wanahitajiana kwa ustawi bora wa jamii
Rolland Malaba A.K.A Madenge amejadili swala hili kwa undani na kujaribu kuchanganua baadhi ya mambo akishirikiana na Michael Baruti pamoja na Nadia Ahmed. Karibu usikilize Sehemu ya kwanza ya maongezi haya
Consent and Power Dynamics
One of the things that we set out to do when we started the podcast was to also challenge the stereotypes and to question the habits that for the longest time we’ve never had to question as a society, today’s episode is going to do exactly that. Today, let’s talk about “Consent and Power Dynamics”
As a man, a Tanzanian man, what is your knowledge about consent? Where did you learn about it? Were you taught about it or is it something that you had to learn on your own? Do power dynamics also have to be considered and taken seriously when talking about consent?
Our hosts, Michael Baruti and Nadia Ahmed are joined by this week’s guests, Aden. And together they try to unpack this topic. Join in and enjoy the episode.
Insecurities, How do we fight them?
As men, especially African men one thing we were taught growing up was the importance of being secure and how it was such a weakness or even shameful to admit to your weaknesses and insecurities. But most importantly, the importance of displaying the role of a perfect man to the public.
But the truth of the matter is, as humans, we are all flawed and we all have our insecurities. Matter of fact, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you owning up to your insecurities. The question is, do you know your insecurities?
Henry Sondo from “What If We Keep It Real” joins Michael and Nadia on this week’s episode to discuss. Insecurities, and how to fight them. Should we even try to fight them in the first place?