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Mea Newsletter Feb

Our work is about deconstructing masculinity

“In our quest to achieve gender equality, we must be guided by the principle that our mission as MenEngage Africa is to deconstruct masculinity. It’s not about creating a men’s and boys’ club,” said Bafana Khumalo, Strategic Advisor to the alliance at the opening of its AGM in Abuja, Nigeria on 12 February 2020.

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Involvement of men and tough action by African leaders needed to end FGM

On International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, we intensified our call for urgent action, including sensitising men and boys to prevent the continued brutalisation of girls and women through FGM.
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A grass-roots intervention to end FGM in Cameroon

Mother of Hope Cameroon (MOHCAM), a member organisation of our youth structure in Cameroon, shares their experience working with traditional leaders towards ending FGM in some Muslim communities in the North West Region of the country.
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New co-leadership team calls for renewed collaboration and commitment for gender justice in 2020 and beyond

Our Strategic Advisor, Bafana Khumalo, has been elected to co-chair the global MenEngage Alliance with Humberto Carolo. Together, they wrote an open letter with Joni van de Sand, Director of the Global Secretariat of MenEngage Alliance, sharing their vision for accountability, collaboration and service to gender justice.

Upcoming Events

Mea Newsletter Feb

Madagascar Symposium

Madagascar will host its first ever Symposium on 27 March 2020.
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3rd Global Symposium

The global MenEngage Alliance will have its 3rd Symposium in Kigali, Rwanda, from 9-12 November 2020.
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Sierra Leone observes International Day of Zero Tolerance

Sierra Leone joined other activists and CSOs on International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM to call for the end of the practice.

“Men are crucial for gender equality”

It is important to reach more men to change their mindsets and have them join the movement towards making women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment a reality.