MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium

In the weeks ahead we will have plenary sessions on more key issues in our field, cross regional discussions, networking sessions, and sessions led by our members and partners around the world.

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Topics coming up include countering patriarchal backlash against gender equality, masculinities and COVID-19, the politics of unpaid care work and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

See below for the program for the next two weeks.

We invite you to join these important discussions, as well as on the symposium app where you can continue to connect and join the conversation. Please keep an eye on the app as the program in the event app is being updated constantly with new sessions.

See you next week!

The Ubuntu Symposium Organizing team

Tuesday 17 November

Engaging Men: A critical assessment of the field’s formation, character, and future directions

Wednesday 18 November

You(th) Talk Networking Session

Cross-Regional Roundtable: Africa, South Asia and Europe

Cross-Regional Roundtable: Latin America, North America and the Caribbean

Thursday 19 November

Men and Boys as allies in ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Masculinities and Covid-19: What does the pandemic mean for work with men and boys?

BreakIN Youth Caucus: Leveraging ‘Power With’ Transnational Youth Approaches for Women’s Rights

Politics of Care 1: Men caring about…

Impact of Covid-19 on the Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and girls

Tuesday 24 November

Mental Health, the Male Psyche and Gender Justice: Lessons for Life-After-COVID-19

Sharing perspectives and experiences on intersectionality in the work of engaging men and boys for gender equality

Thursday 26 November

Masculinities and Health in the Americas

Empowering Youth with SRHR information and services during the COVID-19 pandemic

“The Arab fathers’ revolution”: A dialogue on social transformations through men’s caregiving

To be confirmed

Rwanda Symposium – Policy Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop Concept

Engaging men and boys in the prevention and ending of child marriages

Politics of Care Seminar Series

Promoting the Silencing of Guns in Africa and addressing militarised masculinities

Sonke & Concern Worldwide Concept

MenCare Media Kit For Africa