Gender transformative approach training for MenEngage Cameroon partners

MenEngage Cameroon now has a Gender Transformative Approach (GTA) community of practice, which seeks to monitor the mainstreaming of GTA in programs within the country network and member organizations. This is an outcome of the GTA capacity building workshop, facilitated by Sonke Gender Justice at the Reach Out Cameroon Head Office from the 26th –28th […]

“I would say we must not tire to report about gender injustices” says Suzgo Chitete, the winner of the  MenEngage Africa “Khopotso Bodibe” Media Award

On December 12th, 2023, under the joint auspices of MenEngage Africa and the Sonke Gender Justice to acknowledge the tireless efforts of journalists who report on transformative gender work remarkably. It marked both the vivacious life and media expertise of Khopotso Bodibe, a former widely respected media specialist at Sonke whose remarkable contribution helped train […]

Q&A with Rumbidzai (Rumbie) Chidoori at CSW68

Rumbidzai Chidoori recently participated in the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) in New York, representing Sonke Gender Justice and MenEngage Africa. Rumbi takes note of her experience and valuable knowledge she gained from her attendance of the forum from the 11th to the 22nd of March. In this reflection, […]

Men Engage Africa annual general meeting 2024

Men Engage Africa member countries converged in Madagascar from the 24th – 25th April 2024 to collectively reflect on their work using gender transformative approaches and working with men and boy for gender equality. Apart from Receiving country updates, sessions were also aimed at discussing accountability and issues of compliance, networking and learning opportunities between […]

Zim women wallow in unpaid work: Report

A STUDY commissioned by Southern Africa Aids Dissemination Service (Safaids) and Sonke Gender Justice with the support of GIZ working with the Women Affairs ministry, UNAids and UN Women Zimbabwe, has revealed that women are more involved in unpaid care work than their male counterparts.  The Zimbabwe State of Father’s Report, aimed to enhance knowledge […]

Commission on Status of Women CSW68 highlights

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) concluded its proceedings at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the 22nd of March 2024, after a two week-long session of intense discussions and deliberations. The event brought together representatives from all corners of the world, including government officials, civil society leaders, and advocates for […]

Accelerating gender equality in fragile settings: A focus on women and girls at CSW68

On March 14, 2024, Sonke Gender Justice, MenEngage Africa, the Government of Norway, and Reach Out NGO Cameroon collaboratively hosted a side event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 68 under the theme, “Accelerating Gender Equality in Fragile Settings: A Focus on Women and Girls.” The event aimed to address the […]

Parental leave and beyond: Care policies and informally employed workers at CSW68

Equimundo and Sonke Gender Justice, in conjunction with RWAMREC and the World Policy Centre, organised a side event at the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women on the 11th of March 2024. This event highlighted the viability and implications of care focused policies for formally and informally employed working parents in […]

Is technology-facilitated gender-based violence real?

The Generation Gender (GenG) programme has been conducting extensive research around the theme of TFGBV, which has resulted in a report titled Decoding Technology Facilitated Gender-Based Violence, a reality check from seven countries. This study, which will soon be made available to the public, offers a multi-country deep dive that aims at bridging the knowledge […]

MenEngage Africa and Sonke Gender Justice host SRHR Symposium in Boksburg, South Africa

The MenEngage Africa Sexual Rights Health and Rights(SRHR) Learning and Exchange Symposium which took place from the 21st to the 23rd of October in Johannesburg South Africa, was an important event that focused on the theme of “SRHR for All: Building a Better Future for Africa’s Youth.” The symposium brought together a diverse range of […]

16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence on women and girls highlights

The Global 16 Days Campaign is a crucial worldwide movement that aims to put an end to the violence that women and girls face daily. This campaign is a call to action that unites individuals and organizations across the globe in the fight against gender-based violence. To commemorate this significant period, MenEngage Africa partners came […]

The MenEngage Africa “Khopotso Bodibe” Media Award!

Background The MenEngage Africa “Khopotso Bodibe Media Award” was established to honour the remarkable life of Sonke’s former Communications and Media Specialist, the late Kgopotso Bodibe, who also supported MenEngage Africa members and recognized journalists in the region who work tirelessly in the field of human rights. Bodibe also worked for broadcast Radio Channel Africa, […]

Meaningful Inclusive Youth Participation (MIYP) Training in Uganda

Power To Youth, recently hosted Meaningful Inclusive Youth Participation training from September 4th to September 8th, 2023. The training was conducted by two of Sonke Gender Justice’s experienced facilitators, Zaituni Nabateregga and Ontlametse Raleru. The training was specifically designed as a capacity-building request from the Community Management Team, to increase their understanding and operationalization of […]

The third MenEngage Africa symposium sparks a renewed commitment to the fight for gender equality in Africa!

The 3rd annual MEA symposium was held in August this year under the theme: “Accountability and Transformation through Gender-Equitable Evidence-Based Programming”. Jointly organised by MenEngage Africa, Sonke Gender Justice and Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre-RWAMREC, the hybrid event brought together about one hundred and fifty participants off and online Delegates at the symposium included MenEngage Africa […]

Introducing the newly elected steering committee of MenEngage Africa Alliance!

MenEngage Africa is pleased to introduce its new steering committee members. The new steering committee boasts a diverse range of individuals from various backgrounds and professional experiences. We are proud to welcome steering committee members who bring a wealth of experiences in addressing gender injustice and promoting positive masculinities. Their expertise and leadership skills will […]

Women Deliver 2023 reflections

Sonke Gender Justice and Men Engage Africa participated at the Women Deliver 2023 conference which took place in Kigali, Rwanda in July. The conference gathered over six thousand, three hundred women’s rights advocates from around the world, to engage on gender equity, sexual and reproductive health, and rights (SRHR) and women’s rights. The conference which […]

MenEngage Africa Alliance Symposium 2023 – Call for Abstracts

The Men Engage Africa Alliance (MEA) will be holding its 3rd  Symposium from 14 to 16 August 2023. The symposium will be bringing over 200 participants including MEA members, civil society organizations, government agencies, strategic partners, private, academia and UN agencies, for a three-day symposium under the theme “Accountability and Transformation through gender-equitable evidence-based programming.” […]

Ontlametse Raleru attends partnership Brokering Training in Ghana

From February 27th to March 3rd, this training was held in Accra, Ghana. The Partnership Broker Association (PBA), an international research and training institute focused on effective management and the development of collaborative partnership processes, facilitated the event. The 7 PtY country coordinators, the coordination lab, and consortium partners all attended the training. Sonke was […]

Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW67) Reflections

MenEngage Africa, the Power to Youth Programme, and Sonke Gender Justice attended the 67th Commission on the Status of Women’s in New York from March 6th to March 17th, 2023. The Priority theme for the 67th installment of this session was “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality […]

Digital Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality Twitter Space

International Women’s Day is an International UN celebrated on March 8th as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, violence and abuse against women. it celebrates progress made, calls for change, and celebrates courage and determination by ordinary women. The United Nations theme of […]