Publication Type: Reports

State of the Tanzania’s Fathers (SOTFs) Report

This study’s objective was to explore the level of Tanzani- an men’s engagement in parenting, caregiving, Child Rights Protection (CRP), promoting gender equality, and preventing Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The focus on fatherhood stems from its importance as an entry-point to address gender inequality, particularly cycles of violence such as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Violence …

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MenEngage Africa Training Initiative Most Significant Change Stories

In this report, a group of MenEngage Africa Training Institute (MATI) alumni share their individual and collective reflection on the key achievements and challenges of MATI in advancing the gender equality agenda on the continent. This report showcases the Most Significant Change Stories that resulted from participating in MATI. Thus, the purposes of this report are …

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Les Actions de COMEN

This publication highlights some of the major activities that Congo Men’s Network (COMEN), the Secretariat for MenEngage DRC led in the years 2018 and 2019. The publication is written in French. 

Youths’ access to sexual and reproductive services and information

This case study report outlines two successful advocacy strategies carried out by MenEngage Africa Alliance and Sonke Gender Justice. These strategies were carried out in Kenya — the Chanuka Strategy, and Malawi — the Social Accountability and Monitoring Project. Both initiatives were developed during 2019 and are still in the first stages of implementation. The …

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MenEngage On The Spot

MenEngage on the spot

What does MenEngage Alliance need to do better? What does MenEngage Alliance have to do that it has not done yet? What does MenEngage Alliance need to stop doing? Those were some of the questions we put to women’s rights organizations from around the world as part of our Accountability Dialogue session in New York …

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MenEngage Alliance at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

MenEngage Alliance at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place from 9-20 March 2015. It was a historical session as it commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, which marked the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. MenEngage was well represented through the …

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MenEngage Tri-Country Project Review

Gender-based violence (GBV) takes centre-stage in this project review, which draws on project activities for GBV prevention conducted by Sonke and MenEngage Africa’s partner organizations in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, namely the Men Engage Kenya Network (MenKen), the Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC) and the Men’s Association for Gender Equality – Sierra Leone (MAGE-SL). …

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Gender relations, sexual and gender-based violence and the effects of conflict on women and men in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Gender Relations, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and the Effects of Conflict on Women and Men in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) — created and coordinated by Promundo and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) — is one of the most comprehensive studies ever on men’s practices and attitudes as they relate to gender norms, attitudes toward gender equality policies, household dynamics including caregiving and men’s involvement …

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MATI Training Course Report 2014

MATI Training Course Report 2014

From the 24th of February to the 5th of March 2014, Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke), the MenEngage Africa Network (MEA), the Women’s Health and Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, Steps and Witness hosted the third MenEngage Africa Training Initiative (MATI) training entitled ‘Media, Film and Gender Advocacy Workshop’ in Cape Town, South …

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Scorecard on Gender-Based Violence Policies in Conflict & Post-Conflict Settings in Africa

Scorecard on Gender-Based Violence Policies in Conflict & Post-Conflict Settings in Africa

This scorecard provides an assessment of whether national policies in conflict and post-conflict settings in the African region attempt to engage men and boys in the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence (GBV).ii This report analyses policies from nine African conflict or post-conflict states: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, …

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Formative Research for MenEngage SRHR Initiative - Dr Erin Stern

Formative Research for MenEngage SRHR Initiative

The following report documents the feedback generated from 28 interviewed stakeholders including funders, researchers, policy specialists, directors, program officers, communication leads, technical advisors, evaluators, and consultants from a variety of regions to inform developments of and recommendations to the MenEngage SRHR Initiative. The stakeholders interviewed had a wealth of experience in SRHR, including in women’s …

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MATI Training Course Report 2013

MATI Training Course Report 2013

The second ‘Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice Training Course’ which was held from 16-26 September 2013 at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, aimed at increasing the capacity of organisations and individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa to lead gender justice programmes that engage men as partners, clients and agents of change. Hosted by Sonke, …

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Policy Report - Zimbabwe

Policy Report: Zimbabwe

This analysis has found that Zimbabwe’s policies and plans regarding HIV and AIDS offer comprehensive prevention strategies that combine uptake of condoms, roll out of medical male circumcision (MMC) as well as testing and treatment. However, these do not address the link between HIV and gender and the role that negative masculinities play in exacerbating …

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Ethiopia Policy Report

Policy Report: Ethiopia

The analysis found that most policies and plans acknowledge that there is gender inequality between men and women in the Ethiopian society. For example, HIV and AIDS policies recognise that gender is a key driver of the pandemic and that women are more vulnerable to the disease than men. However, in most legislation, discussions on …

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Malawi Policy Report

Policy Report: Malawi

Legislation in Malawi generally seeks to transform negative gender norms and relations in society. In the area of HIV and AIDS, policies note that gender relations exacerbate its spread and adversely affect mortality rates. Policies on sexual and reproductive health articulate how gender differences impact on access to, and uptake of, testing, treatment and preventative …

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DRC Policy Report

Policy Report: DRC

This analysis found that the DRC has made efforts in terms of engaging men and boys, but should include a stronger emphasis on influencing gender norms. While the sexual and reproductive health policies are engaging with men as clients, they are weak in engaging them as advocates for change. Specific steps need to be taken …

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Tanzania Policy Report

Policy Report: Tanzania

Few of Tanzania’s HIV policies promote and seek to operationalise gender transformative work to address men’s sexual practices and uptake of testing and treatment services. Gender-based violence (GBV) policies and legislation also pay scant attention to the potential role men can play in providing support to victims of GBV and preventing acts of GBV in …

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Nambia Policy Report

Policy Report: Namibia

The analysis, carried out in 2012, found that while gender inequality is acknowledged within Namibia’s National Strategic Framework for HIV and AIDS, it is not afforded sufficient consideration and there is almost no planned interaction with men. Namibia’s GBV and parenting policies contain several strategies for engaging men and the sexual and reproductive health policies …

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Policy Report: Engaging Men In HIV And GBV Prevention, SRHR Promotion And Parenting

Policy Report: Zambia

The analysis found that Zambia’s National AIDS Strategic Framework effectively identifies that men need to be engaged around issues related to HIV, but could go further in terms of articulating how such a goal should be achieved. Zambia’s National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence adequately highlights the need to engage with men, but is less …

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