Innovating to provide drug rehab services during Covid-19

Covid-19 Test Kit

Necessity is truly the mother of invention. The Secretariat for MenEngage Nigeria, Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP-Nigeria), has had to innovate to continue providing rehabilitative services to people with drug addiction. With Nigeria being one of many countries that have ordered movement restrictions on citizens in a bid to curtail the spread […]

AfricaGender Indaba Edition 145


In this edition of AfricaGender Indaba, Khopotso Bodibe and Mpiwa Mangwiro, Campaigns and Advocacy Specialist for MenEngage Africa Alliance, explore the gendered impact of the Coronavirus impact – and help bring to the spotlight the practical steps that men and boys can take to reduce and prevent the impact on women and girls. The show […]

Kwakha Indvodza on a mission to improve men’s health-seeking behaviours

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa have been reporting that a disproportionately higher number of women are on treatment compared to men. Compared to women, men are less likely to go for HIV testing, less likely to start ART, more likely to start ART with advanced HIV disease and at older ages – and, […]

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 […]

Emachawe Asekhaya

Emachawe Asekhaya

This video is part of the Emachawe Asekhaya campaign which has been devised by KwakhaIndvodza, a member of MenEngage Swaziland. Kwakha Indvodza seeks to reduce the incidence of gender-based violence and HIV through interrogating and redefining masculinity and believes that by celebrating positive male role models we can address the toxic image of masculinity which […]

Second MenEngage Africa Symposium

Maputo, 23 to 27 April 2018 Partnerships for Gender Justice in Africa On behalf of MenEngage Africa, Rede HOPEM and the Eduardo Mondlane University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (UEM-FLCS), are more than delighted to invite you to submit abstracts, attend and register for the Second MenEngage Africa Symposium, it’s largest flagship event, to […]

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 […]

AfricaGender Indaba – Edition 42


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 […]

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 […]

Formative Research for MenEngage SRHR Initiative

Formative Research for MenEngage SRHR Initiative - Dr Erin Stern

The following report documents the feedback generated from 28 interviewed stakeholders including funders, researchers, policy specialists, directors, program officers, communication leads, technical advisors, evaluators, and consultants from a variety of regions to inform developments of and recommendations to the MenEngage SRHR Initiative. The stakeholders interviewed had a wealth of experience in SRHR, including in women’s […]

Sonke-UNFPA Policy Dialogue, November 2011

In November 2011, UNFPA and Sonke co-hosted a dialogue with civil society, UN members, government and policymakers, to discuss the state of inclusion of men and boys in national policy, with a specific focus on South Africa. There is growing recognition that men and boys are not ‘invisible’ just because they occupy a privileged place […]

RFSU: Great ideas and great resources

During a visit from one of our funding partners, Sweden’s RFSU, we learnt about the large range of activities, projects and resources that this fascinating donor is involved in. Sustainable Funding: Condoms & Sex Toys In order to ensure that they have sufficient funds for their activities, RFSU developed a company, RFSU Ltd, that sells […]

Sonke works with IRC against GBV in Cote D’Ivoire

Subsequent to our preparing issue 7 of this newsletter, the Ivory Coast has again been destablised by civil unrest. The disagreement over election results has divided the country with devastating effects for the humanitarian work being done in the area, including the work that Sonke and the IRC have partnered on. The project discussed in […]

Beijing Plus 15 Progress Report for the 2010 UN CSW

Beijing Plus 15 Progress Report for the 2010 UN CSW

This report assesses the South African government’s progress in implementing international and national commitments to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality in five key areas: • Gender equality and the equal sharing of responsibility• Gender-based violence• Promoting male sexual and reproductive health• HIV services and facilities which encourage men to use them• Work […]