Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill could spark a new wave of violence against the LGBTQI+ community and set the country back
The Ugandan parliament passed a bill recommending tough new penalties for same-sex relations and identifying as gay, in a country where homosexuality is already illegal. LGBTI+ community in Uganda have come under sustained and increasing attack in recent months from politicians, religious leaders, and other public figures. This has manifested itself in the form of […]
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 strongly condemns the killing of human rights defender Advocate Thulani Maseko
We are deeply saddened by the news of the brutal assassination of Adv. Thulani Maseko, a prominent human rights lawyer in eSwatini. This shocking act of violence is a tragic loss for the legal profession and for the people of eSwatini, who have lost a passionate advocate for justice and equality. Advocate Maseko was gunned […]
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. […]
Tribute by MenEngage nigeria network for global communications specialist Sonke Gender Justice Khopotso Mangoenyane Bodibe
The news of your death came to us as shock. Sorrow fills our hearts this sad moment, a sorrow that is deep. Khopotso has silently closed the door of life and departed from us.
MenEngage Africa urges the world to condemn Israel’s assaults on Palestine
The latest series of brutal Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people cannot go unchallenged and MenEngage Africa calls on African and the entire world leaders to unequivocally stand with the people of Palestine to condemn and act to end this violence.
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 […]
World leaders must act now to protect girls’ childhoods says Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP Nigeria)
Society for the Improvement of Rural People today publicly called on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Mohammadu Buhari, GCFR and the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Pauline Tallen, to reinforce their commitment to end child marriage in Nigeria; at an event held in […]
To end gender-based violence we need to break the culture of silence
For far too long, impunity, silence, stigma and shame have fuelled gender-based violence to alarming levels.
Statement from Congo Men’s Network following detainment of two staff members by Congolese authorities
COMEN staff and partners were detained by authorities in Nyanzale, North Kivu Province, DRC.
Statement by the MenEngage Zambia Alliance on International Women’s Day
This International Women’s Day, MenEngage Zambia Alliance reflects on how to redress the high prevalence of gender inequalities in Zambia.
MenEngage Africa calls upon its partners in civil society and government to prioritise promoting and protecting women’s rights
This Women’s Day, MenEngage Africa renews its call for a just and sustainable future for all.
#ArudiShuleni: Joint Statement by a coalition of civil society organisations on re-entry to school for girls after they have given birth
Civil society representatives, parents, citizens and community members all speak out to defend the rights of Tanzania’s young girls.
MenEngage Africa mourns the death of UNFPA chief
Expressing gratitude to the late Dr Babatunde Osotimehin for his leadership and contributions toward gender equality.
MenEngage Africa manager makes submission at SADC parliamentary round-table
Itumeleng Komanyane contributes to round-table attended by SADC parliament members, civil society and United Nations agencies.
Be Mobile cellular phone network irresponsibly perpetuates ‘Blesser’ phenomenon
Men and Boys for Gender Equality vehemently condemns the endorsement and use of ‘Blesser’ concept in messages promoting Be Mobile.