Giving Compass' Take:

• Global Citizen profiles South African actor and entrepreneur, Sello Maake KaNcube, who has made an effort to mentor young men and boys on the impact of gender-based violence.

• How Maake KaNcube's story inspire others to advocate for more awareness in this area? What partnerships and programs have proven to be most effective?

Here's how girls are being taught to protect themselves against gender-based violence

Celebrated South African actor, entrepreneur, and theater practitioner Sello Maake KaNcube urges parents to talk to their boys about important issues at a young age.

Speaking on Massiv Radio, Maake KaNcube said he started to talk to his daughter when he heard that his older son had been dating four women before he passed on a few years ago.

His son tragically died in a car accident, but Maake KaNcube told presenters during the interview that he was glad he was able to have this conversion while his son was alive.

Maake KaNcube's own personal experience of fathering five children with five different women as well as his son’s experience, is what led him to start these dialogues with his own family as well as other parents.

Read the full article about Sello Maake KaNcube and gender-based violence by Thato Mahlangu at Global Citizen.