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

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 youth can be engaged in the fight for gender equality.

Below symposium attendees answer the question: Why is it important to engage men in the fight for gender equality in Africa? And offer advice to anyone wanting to contribute to a gender just world

Festus Kisa, LGBTQ activist, Q-Initiative Eldoret, Kenya

Joya Banerjee, Senior technical advisotr, Jhpiego, USA

Melissa Sarah Hamalambo, Youth Advisor, MenEngage Zambia, Zambia

Munashe Tawanda Mtutsa, Youth Organiser, Friederich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Zimbabwe

Ondina da Barca Viera, Programme Specialist, UN Women Mozambique

10 May 18
Video by Yazeed Kamaldien

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