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 Africa urges Sierra Leone’s government to prohibit all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM) and to adopt a national strategy to stop FGM.

MenEngage Africa joins a growing number of civil society organisations and anti-FGM activists in urging Sierra Leone’s government to criminalise FGM and protect women and girls from this damaging practice. Maseray Sei, 21, died after acute haemorrhage and shock a day after being subjected to FGM on December 20, 2021, according to a post-mortem performed […]

MenEngage Africa (MEA) condemns the reckless brutal killings of innocent people in a church in the Owo State in Nigeria and sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims

On the morning of 4 June, a group of terrorists attacked the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, brutally killing an estimated 50 people and leaving several injured.   The Catholic church is in Owa-Luwa street, which is the headquarters of the Owo Local Government area.  We have seen similar gruesome and […]

Sonke Gender Justice and MenEngage Africa to participate in the 21st Edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)

Sonke Gender Justice, in collaboration with MenEngage Africa and Southern Africa AIDS Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), will host 2 (two) high-level side events at the 21st Edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA). This crossbreed (in-person and virtual). The high-level side events will take place on December 07 and […]

MenEngage Africa observes 16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10th, Human Rights Day. This is an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to ending gender-based violence and hold one another accountable. […]

Namibia & Rwanda among world’s top 10 gender-equal societies

Namibia and Rwanda, two of 22 member countries of MenEngage Africa Alliance, are the only countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are fast moving towards attaining gender equality, and they rank 6th and 7th in world rankings, respectively, placing them among the world’s top 10 most gender-equal societies.

Men’s involvement & tough action by African leaders needed to stop FGM

Saturday marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) under the theme “No Time for Global Inaction, Unite, Fund, and Act to End Female Genital Mutilation”.  FGM is a procedure that partially or totally removes a female’s external genitalia for non-medical reasons, causing irreparable and irreversible harm, as well as life-long […]

MenEngage Swaziland condemns cop’s murder of wife and her lover

As the world and the country is affected by COVID-19, a new norm has been established resulting in the lockdown of countries, including Eswatini, and life as we know it has altered and is nearing a stand-still. In such situations it is not surprising, albeit unfortunate, that people seem to buckle under the pressure created […]

MenEngage Botswana welcomes suspension of MP following allegations of defiling a minor

MenEngage Botswana welcomes the decision by the Botswana Democratic Party to suspend the Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta, Mr Polson Majaga, following allegations of defilement of a minor. It is our belief that not only will the suspension assist in the investigation of the case, it also shows zero tolerance for child sexual exploitation. We […]

MenEngage Botswana concerned about allegations of statutory rape by MP

MenEngage Botswana is greatly disappointed by reports on the alleged defilement of a minor by Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta constituency by Mr Polson Majaga. The welfare of children remains threatened due to actions such as defilement which sometimes go unreported or are ignored when high ranking officials are implicated. We wish to caution that […]

Men can end sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is varied and prevalent in Uganda and there must be stronger commitment to address this illicit act. For far too long, women have been subject to gender-based discrimination and violence in the workplace. The recent allegations of sexual harassment being reported in various media platforms underpin a much larger issue […]