Gender focus on Madagascar on its 60th anniversary

The fight for gender equality is well under way in Madagascar. Civil society organisations working on gender, the rights of women and children, gender-based violence, and many other human rights issues, joined by feminist movements are beginning to raise their voices and denounce injustices and demand justice, equality and freedom. Madagascar has ratified numerous international […]

Our world will never be equal without gender equality

Gender Equality

On Sunday, we celebrate International Women’s Day under the theme “I am generation equality: Realising women’s Rights”, which is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. As we celebrate this day, it is important to reflect on the progress made […]

Gender Equality Benefits Society

Gender Equality Benefits Society

Did you know that gender equality cannot be fully attained if men are not involved? Did you know that gender equality is not primarily about being ‘fair’ to women – it benefits the entire society too, both men and women included. Research shows that gender equal societies enjoy better health, stronger economic growth and higher […]

Gender equality will stimulate development in Africa – Swedish Envoy

This article was originally written for News Agency of Nigeria By Justina Auta Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Carl-Michael Grans, says gender equality is a means to stimulate more development in African. Grans said this while declaring open the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Men Engage Africa (MEA) a Non-Governmental Organisation, in Abuja on Wednesday. […]

Kwakha Indvodza calls out Swazi MP for saying pregnant teenagers should be arrested

On Friday, the 9th of August 2019, an article with the headline “Arrest pregnant under-age girls – MP, was published by the Times of Swaziland. The article reported that Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Masuku, stated that teenage pregnancy should be a punishable offence. Saying that making teenage pregnancy a punishable offence would reduce its […]

Final report on the official launching of MenEngage Network Mali

Final Report Launching MenEngage Mali

The Mali network of MenEngage Africa Alliance was officially launched at a workshop chaired by Mali’s Permanent Secretary of the National Gender Policy, Tounkara Sophie Souko on the 11th and 12th of July 2019. The workshop was realised thanks to the joint efforts of the government of Mali and the Secretariat of MenEngage Mali – […]

MenEngage Training Manual

MenEngage Training Manual

This training curriculum focuses on tackling HIV/AIDS and promoting gender equality. It seeks to empower MenEngage Africa country networks and partners in their work engaging men and boys for better outcomes around HIV and gender transformation across the continent. The curriculum is divided into four main modules: Gender transformation; Enabling change; Facilitating the change process; […]

MenEngage Africa Newsletter 2018/3

MEA August 2018

AUGUST 2018 2nd MenEngage Africa Symposium The 2nd MenEngage Africa Symposium took place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 23-27 April 2018. It brought together a network of gender justice activists, NGOs, government leaders, policy-makers and other actors working with men and boys on the African continent, to share best practices, learn and discuss issues such as […]

Why is it important to engage men in the fight for gender equality in Africa?

Nd Mea Symposium

The 2nd MenEngage Africa Symposium was recently held in Maputo, Mozambique. The symposium brought together a network of gender justice activists, NGOs, government leaders, policy-makers and other actors working with men and boys on the African continent, to share best practice, learn and discuss issues such as the interaction of feminism and masculinities, as well as how […]

MenEngage Africa Newsletter 2017/1

Mea Newsletter

March 2017 Involving men as active parents contributes to gender equality James Itana, MenEngage Namibia’s co-ordinator, participated in a unique event hosted by the Office of the First Lady, Monica Geingos and daily newspaper, Southern Times, with the theme “Fathers in today’s context”. The main aim of the event was to sensitise Namibian men on […]