Youth Capacity Building Workshop and Conference on Gender Norms and FGM Advocacy

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 […]

“We are in this together” – Kuraish Mubiru to HIV+ youths during Covid-19

Kurasih Mubiru

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 […]

My Covid-19 odyssey

Face Mask

“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 […]

Africa’s children deserve justice and protection

Children In Tanzania

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 […]

The Day of the African Child in a pandemic era

African Child Face Mask

“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 […]

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 […]

AfricaGender Indaba Edition 78 (40 Mins)

Tito Mboweni

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 […]

Youth speak out on leadership

Youth SDGs

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.

MEA Symposium Youth Focus

Josephine Mukwendi

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 […]

MenEngage Alliance Accountability Training Toolkit

Menengage Accountability Toolkit English

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 […]

MenEngage Africa Symposium

Poster Symposium

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 […]

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 […]

Dying to be Men

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. […]

Young people strategise on health policy

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 […]