Our Youth gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in a five-day capacity building workshop on Gender Norm and Female genital mutilation (FGM) Advocacy. The workshop was held from 27th September – 01 October 2021. The workshop’s aim is important to strengthen young people’s capacity on GTA to enable them to challenge harmful social and discriminatory […]
At the height of the Covid-19 lockdown in Uganda, he took it upon himself to ensure that young people and other community members around the capital, Kampala – who would have otherwise not been able to collect their antiretroviral medication from health facilities because of movement restrictions imposed by the government to prevent the spread […]
“Please keep your voice down. I have explained to you already that she used all the money today.” “You will not tell me what to do in my house woman! How can she afford to think of luxurious things right now?” “She had no other choice. You have to understand.” “She is very stupid and […]
Every child has a right to education, best attainable standards of health, and protection from abuse, torture and labour which interfere with the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development. However, Covid-19 has had an adverse effect on the rights and welfare of children in Africa, particularly on the right to education. Despite measures […]
“Don’t forget to wear a mask as you leave the house.” This is a daily reminder to a majority of children and youth as they are sent on errands or as they undertake outdoor activities. In a world that is constantly changing, this year stands out in a lot of ways. Being an African child […]
World leaders must act now to protect girls’ childhoods says Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP Nigeria)
Society for the Improvement of Rural People today publicly called on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Mohammadu Buhari, GCFR and the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Pauline Tallen, to reinforce their commitment to end child marriage in Nigeria; at an event held in […]
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 […]
The Minister of Finance in South Africa recently announced a tax drop on menstrual hygiene products. We’ll hear more about that in this edition of AfricaGender Indaba. We’ll also hear the second edition of a drama series highlighting the issue of sexual and gender-based violence in public taxis. And, Africa’s large youthful population presents the […]
The recently formed MenEngage Africa youth structure held its first capacity building workshop in Kampala, Uganda, after its formation two months ago. At the meeting, the youths discussed a host of issues, included the state of leadership on issues that matter to their development. Khopotso Bodibe, Communications Co-Ordinator of the MenEngage Africa Alliance reports.
Addressing structural and institutional inequalities is crucial in ensuring that no African child is left behind in enjoying their human rights and realising their full potential.
Providing networking and partnership opportunities to strengthen youth participation and leadership in MenEngage Africa.
The voices of the youth are crucial towards attaining gender equality. That is why young people from various structures are making their voices heard at the Second MenEngage Africa Symposium that is taking place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 23-27 April 2018. To hear more about the youth’s activities MenEngage Africa’s Communications Specialist, Khopotso Bodibe, spoke […]
The training toolkit was developed to complement and put into practice the Accountability Standards and Guidelines of MenEngage Alliance. Through critical dialogue around what it means to be accountable to women’s rights and other important stakeholders, individuals and organizations will be able to define ways in which a culture of accountability can be promoted in […]
REDE-HOPE, a coalition of Mozambican NGOs and activists that works with men to champion gender rights will host the 2nd MenEngage Africa Symposium from 23-27 April 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The Symposium seeks to take stock of progress made and challenges that remain in working with men and boys to promote gender justice. In this […]
#ArudiShuleni: Joint Statement by a coalition of civil society organisations on re-entry to school for girls after they have given birth
Civil society representatives, parents, citizens and community members all speak out to defend the rights of Tanzania’s young girls.
Multifaceted advocacy campaign held in the village of Ha Ramorakane, western Lesotho, aims to eliminate GBV and child marriages.
Head of Sonke’s Regional Programmes and Networks Unit honoured at inaugural Change Makers of Botswana awards
Awards ceremony paying homage to Botswana’s top 50 Change Makers of 2016.
The Kenya MenEngage Alliance has launched an initiative to provide sanitary pads to underprivileged schoolgirls without access to hygiene products.
Sonke and MenEngage stand united in commemoration of the tragic abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram.
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 […]
This month the Men’s sector is supporting the Department of Health on the re-launch of Medical Male Circumcision (MMC). As we continue to mobilize men and boys to sign up for this important intervention in the compendium of combination strategies we pause and ponder the recent tragic deaths of young people in Mpumalanga and Limpopo. […]
The last few months have been an interesting period in the country. There are shocking reports of a collapsing health care system, particularly in the Eastern Cape where there’s a disturbingly high rate of teenage pregnancy. On the other hand, we ought to breathe a sigh of relief at the rate at which the country […]