I am glad to note the significant contribution of Men Against Violence and Abuse, for the past 26 years, to engage Boys and Men on issues of gender-based discrimination and violence against women. I appreciate the various out-of-the box methods they have been using to engage the youths and reach out to peers spreading messages of women’s right to safety and live with dignity. The idea of a film festival on Gender, Masculinity and related matters is so appealing to the youths. I’m sure the travelling film fest, MAVA has been organizing, will encourage the youths to discuss, deliberate and reflect on the issues of gender and sexuality and help to instill in them the ideas of gender diversity and inclusion. The wide range of films - from regional and international, will help them to sharpen their perspective and they are able to strengthen MAVA’s vision of a gender equal, pluralistic, violence-free society for All! I wish all the best to Harish and his dedicated team working passionately on their Mission.