MEA Policy Advocacy Strategy on Engaging Men to End FGM

FGM is more than just a cultural practice with adverse health consequences, but it is an issue of concern for women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). UNFPA has identified severe pain, shock, haemorrhage, tetanus or infection, urine retention, ulceration of the genital region and injury to adjacent tissue, wound infection, urinary infection, fever, […]

MenEngage Africa Call for Action: Post-2015 Agenda

MenEngage Africa Call for Action: Post-2015 Agenda

This Call for Action outlines MenEngage Africa’s priority goals within the Post-2015 Development Agenda and includes suggestions on how engaging men contributes to each of the proposed new 12 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The engagement of men as allies in achieving gender equality often receives little mention in the development frameworks (particularly the Millennium Development […]

MenEngage Call for Action: Post-2015 Agenda

MenEngage Post-2015 Agenda

This Call for Action outlines MenEngage’s priority goals within the Post-2015 Development Agenda as well as suggested indicators for inclusion in the measurement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The engagement of men as allies in achieving gender equality often receives little mention in the development frameworks (particularly the Millennium Development Goals). Yet, a broad […]

Gender Equality and the Work with Men and Boys

MenEngage 2015 Agenda

MenEngage recognizes that the Post-2015 Agenda must embrace a human rights-based approach, as championed by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and believes that meaningful citizen participation should be built into every stage of the Post-2015 process, from developing the agenda, to the implementation, all the way through the monitoring and evaluation. MenEngage […]

MenEngage Alliance Call for Action at the Commission at the Status of Women 2013

MenEngage Alliance Call for Action at the Commission on the Status of Women 2013

The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform of Action and the Agreed Conclusions of the 48th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) all make explicit calls for prevention to end violence against women. The Cairo Platform of Action at the 1994 International Conference on […]

Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict

Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post Conflict: Engaging Men and Boys

This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores how to engage men and boys in preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Both the prevention of such violence and the quality of responses when it has occurred will be greatly enhanced by understanding men’s varied relations to this violence and by engaging men at […]

MenEngage Africa Declaration 2009

MenEngage Africa Declaration 2009

Reflecting the growing movement to involve men and boys in achieving gender justice, over 300 women and men from twenty five countries gathered in Johannesburg to build the Global MenEngage Alliance and issue this declaration and call to action. The principles that inform this declaration and work that aims to transform gender norms include a commitment […]