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 […]

Celebrating International Women’s Month

In March, we commemorated International Women’s History Month. MenEngage Africa continues to celebrate the countless women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and access to opportunities in our continent. We also reaffirm our commitment to advancing women’s and girls’ rights and opportunities around the world. In this newsletter will highlight women leaders […]

Mabel Sengendo Nabaggala participated in the Summit Multi-Stakeholder Continental Summit

The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme (SIARP) held the High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Continental Summit to showcase learnings and promote networking between CSOs with Member States, the African Union Commission (AUC), UN agencies and other relevant actors on ending violence against women and girls in Africa. A key objective of the Summit was to promote understanding and […]

MenEngage Africa is disappointed by the disgraceful behaviour by some Kenyan legislators

Nominated Senator Gloria Orwoba was kicked out of Parliament on February 14, 2023, for wearing stained trousers. MenEngage Africa is particularly disappointed that members of the legislature acted in a demeaning manner towards the senator and every woman and girl she represents.  Gloria Orwoba was asked to leave halfway through the session after her fellow […]

MenEngage Swaziland at the Standard Bank Blue Table

MenEngage Swaziland was invited to be a panelist on the Standard Bank Blue Table Talks podcast on December 1, 2022. The podcast was created to commemorate World AIDS Day and the 16 days of anti-violence activism. The session featured three panelists such as Mr. Mazwi Mavuso, NERCHA’s Prevention Manager; Ms. Thobile Dlamini, Eswatini Business and […]

Uganda is transforming perspectives through exchange learnings

Generation Gender Uganda has embraced exchange learning to share best practices, strengthen partnerships, and create synergies in the fight for gender justice, unpaid care work, and young people’s access to civic spaces. They have used collective learning with and for young people to advocate for a gender-just and violence-free society. From September 19 to September […]

A social worker now a proud proponent of Gender Transformative Approaches (GTA)

Agnes Akoth, GTA Focal Person for PTY Uganda Agnes is the GTA focal lead for the Ugandan Power to Youth Consortium working with EASSI With experience in social work, women’s empowerment, and child protection, I had little knowledge of gender concepts. Sonke Gender Justice, through the Power to Youth (PTY) Program, facilitated a training on […]

MenEngage Nigeria holds AGM in Abuja

ABUJA – Nigeria’s capital Abuja will host the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members of MenEngage Nigeria between Tuesday February 1st and Wednesday February 2nd, a member of the Global MenEngage Alliance. The two-day event which will also incorporate the AGM of the Youth Wing of MenEngage Nigeria, has as its theme: Prevention of Gender-Based […]

MenEngage eSwatini hosts an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Symposium

From November 18th to November 19th, 2021, MenEngage eSwatini hosted an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Symposium. The symposium was combined with the commemoration of International Men’s Day. The activity was held at the Gallery Hotel in Matsapha. It was attended by guests from various sectors, including network members, youth, differently abled people, government officials, UNFPA […]