Our generation has the power to end FGM and child marriage

The Kenya MenEngage Alliance, in collaboration with the Margaret Wanzuu Foundation and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, implemented the Baba Bora Project, which includes workshops for Vijana Bora (Better Male Youths) from the 2nd to the 4th of June 2022. The Vijana Bora workshops aimed to increase knowledge about sexual reproductive health and masculinities, […]

MenEngage eSwatini hosts an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Symposium

From November 18th to November 19th, 2021, MenEngage eSwatini hosted an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Symposium. The symposium was combined with the commemoration of International Men’s Day. The activity was held at the Gallery Hotel in Matsapha. It was attended by guests from various sectors, including network members, youth, differently abled people, government officials, UNFPA […]

Removing barriers to women’s security in marriage

Access to, and affording, a marriage licence in DRC is now within reach for most married women and couples in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This follows policy advocacy work conducted by MenEngage DRC and Congo Men’s Network. In the past, getting a marriage licence was expensive and most men avoided the process. This […]

Let us not be blind to the gendered impact of Covid-19

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The Covid-19 coronavirus has caused a lot of concern and panic globally as the number of infections continue to rise. Social distancing have become the buzzwords, with citizens across the world being advised to stay away from social gatherings and public engagements. Several countries have closed schools and universities to reduce the risk of infections. […]

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

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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 […]

AfricaGender Indaba – Edition 42

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This week on AfricaGender Indaba, we put the spotlight on the 8th Africa Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, this past week. We look forward to the 2nd MenEngage Africa Symposium which will be held in Maputo, Mozambique, from the 23-27 of April, to chart the […]

Uncle GEP reflects on WMATI 2016

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Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi, also known as Uncle GEP, with GEP short for Gender Equality Practitioner, is a gender activist based in Namibia and he is one of the 30 participants who have been participating in our Women’s Health, Empowerment and Masculinities: Policy Advocacy Training, which is on its last day in Gaborone, Botswana, today (14 September […]

Women’s Health, Masculinities and Empowerment

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The definition of gender, gender norms and identity formed the basis of lessons and discussions at the opening of the two-week Women’s Health, Masculinities and Empowerment – Advocacy Policy Training, which is currently underway in Gaborone, Botswana, from the 1st until the 14th of September 2016. Course director, Paula Tavrow, outlined the key themes of […]