I think this (myw) maendeleo ya wanaume are not approaching the problem upright.
If the men being beaten are are drunk then they should first solve the alcohol problem then boycott food. But if the woman knows you will not eat her food for a week then she will only cook whats enough for her and kids.
This men then need to be taught that alcohol will never finish. They just neet to drink just a little bit and keep the rest for another day. And spend more time with the family.
STILL HISTORY TEACH'S US THAT ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN WOMEN WERE BEATING MEN. THEY CAME UP WITH A PLAN TO IMPREGNATE ALL THE WOMEN AT THE SAME TIME. THEN WHEN SHE CAN'T EVEN SPIT SALIVA IN FRONT OF HER BECAUSE OF KADUMBO, SHOW THEM DUST, AND PEACE WILL COME WITHOUT MUCH FORCE OR SOCIAL SERVICES GETTING INVOLVED.