Advocating for the rights of the LGBTQI+ rights beyond Pride Month with Alecks

Every year, the LGBT community celebrates in a variety of ways during the month of June. Throughout this special month, several events are held to recognise the impact LGBT individuals have had around the world. As Pride Month drew to an end on June 30th, MenEngage Africa had the opportunity of speaking with Alecks on […]

MenEngage Africa Call for Action: Post-2015 Agenda

MenEngage Africa Call for Action: Post-2015 Agenda

This Call for Action outlines MenEngage Africa’s priority goals within the Post-2015 Development Agenda and includes suggestions on how engaging men contributes to each of the proposed new 12 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The engagement of men as allies in achieving gender equality often receives little mention in the development frameworks (particularly the Millennium Development […]

MenEngage Call for Action: Post-2015 Agenda

MenEngage Post-2015 Agenda

This Call for Action outlines MenEngage’s priority goals within the Post-2015 Development Agenda as well as suggested indicators for inclusion in the measurement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The engagement of men as allies in achieving gender equality often receives little mention in the development frameworks (particularly the Millennium Development Goals). Yet, a broad […]

Urgent call for AU to respond to gender and sexuality rights violations in Africa, particularly anti-gay laws passed in Uganda and Nigeria

As African civil society organisations whose members live and work to improve the lives of all Africans, we condemn in the strongest terms, the disturbing increase in sexuality and gender-related rights violations and abuses, especially those aimed at women and gender non-conforming people, and people in same sex relations including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identifying […]

Policy Report: Zimbabwe

Policy Report - Zimbabwe

This analysis has found that Zimbabwe’s policies and plans regarding HIV and AIDS offer comprehensive prevention strategies that combine uptake of condoms, roll out of medical male circumcision (MMC) as well as testing and treatment. However, these do not address the link between HIV and gender and the role that negative masculinities play in exacerbating […]

Policy Report: South Africa

Policy Report: Engaging Men In HIV And GBV Prevention, SRHR Promotion And Parenting

The analysis found that South Africa has developed a strong National Strategic Plan for HIV, STIs and TB 2012–2016 in terms of engaging men and boys, a strong 365 Day National Action Plan to End Gender Violence, and is a best practice example in terms of LGBTI policy and law in Africa. The 365 Day […]

Detailed Policy Report for South Africa

Detailed Policy Report for South Africa

The analysis found that South Africa has developed a strong National Strategic Plan for HIV, STIs and TB 2012–2016 in terms of engaging men and boys, a strong 365 Day National Action Plan to End Gender Violence, and is a best practice example in terms of LGBTI policy and law in Africa. The 365 Day […]

South Africa Policy Report on Engaging Men completed

The MenEngage Africa Policy report Series is a set of policy advocacy tools to assist MenEngage partners in highlighting the need for male engagement to be prioritised at a policy level. The policy reports assess the extent to which national policies contain language that promotes the proactive engagement of men and boys for achieving gender […]

Sonke and MenEngage launch Africa Policy Report series

Sonke’s International Programmes and Network Unit, on behalf of MenEngage Africa, have launched a set of national policy reports across the Africa region examining policies, laws and plans in the areas of HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, parenting and LGBTI issues. The first two reports – on Zambia and […]

MenEngage Africa Regional Consultation on Child Rights, SRHR, LGBTI and Women’s Empowerment

MenEngage Africa Regional Consultation on Child Rights, SRHR, LGBTI and Women’s Empowerment

The purpose of the consultative meeting sought to review and strengthen a regional agenda in order to scale up MenEngage work in the region; impact and sustainability of work with men in enhancing gender equality, focusing particularly on strengthening partnerships, shared work and accountability with women’s rights organizations, including positive women’s networks, SRHR, LGBTI, and […]

Sonke and UCT host first MenEngage Africa Training Initiative course

Sonke Gender Justice, the MenEngage Africa Network and the Women’s Health Research Unit of the University of Cape Town facilitated a groundbreaking ten day training course on Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa from 20-30 August 2012. The course, the first one of the MenEngage Africa Training Initiative, also known as MATI, took […]

MenEngage Partners Outraged at Murder of Ugandan LGBTI Activist David Kato

Following the brutal killing in January of David Kato, a fearless advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed people’s (LGBTI) rights in Uganda, the MenEngage Africa network circulated a statement across the region which was endorsed by the MenEngage country networks and a large number of partner organisations. The statement called on the Ugandan […]