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The MenEngage Africa Symposium brought together organisations and policymakers from across Africa to build civil society and government capacity to work with men and boys to respond to gender-based violence and HIV. This symposium specifically looked at ways of working with men and boys to achieve gender equality. It aims to add to and share information around the growing body of evidence confirming that programmes targeting men and boys can result in changes in attitude and behaviour. It specifically focused on the need to build a more coherent and robust body of policy, both within countries and across the region, to increase the scale and impact of the work that needs to be done. These policies need to support and build upon the existing international, regional and national commitments towards gender justice.