Sign the petition: Namibia to recommit to Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) to tackle SGBV
We are appalled and alarmed to hear that Namibia intends to not renew its signature to the East and Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment on Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE), which would reverse previous successes made in preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SBGV) and would have devastating effects for a whole generation of young Namibians. Most […]
MenEngage Liberia hold symposium to involve men and boys in the elimination of sexual based violence
MenEngage Liberia has concluded a youth symposium aimed at galvanizing the participation of men and boys in the elimination of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Liberia and the role of Liberian youth in the maintenance of peace during the Midterm Senatorial Elections. The day-long youth symposium held in Kakata, Margibi County on Wednesdayunder the […]
Liberia: Advocacy group condemns rise in rape, calls for concerted effort in combating it
A pro-male advocacy group, MenEngage Liberia has strongly condemned the increasing wave of sexual violence, especially rape perpetrated against women and children in Liberia. The group, through a statement issued at its office Paynesville recently said, the unprecedented rise in the number of rape cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic is deeply troubling and called for […]
Gender equality: ‘MenEngage Togo’ opts for more dynamism to achieve its objectives
‘MenEngage Togo’ (MET) wants to improve its functioning and improve the level of communication between its member structures. A general assembly organized on July 2 and 3 by this network, which works with men and boys for gender equality, enabled its actors to commit themselves in this direction. The meeting, which was held in Kpalimé […]
General meeting of the MenEngage Togo network: review of activities carried out and prospects
The various activities of the MenEngage Togo network (MET), carried out during the year (June 2019-June 2020), were reviewed and those of the next year planned during a general assembly on July 2 and 3 in Kpalimé. Participants also reported on the implementation of ongoing projects. This general assembly is organized in collaboration with the […]
Sexual reproductive health: Young MenEngage network well equipped in Kpalimé
Young men from the MenEngage network completed Friday in Kpalimé (about 120 km north of Lomé), two days of training in “comprehensive sex education and advocacy” for the taking of initiatives and actions in the field. Young people from other organizations also followed this training organized by the Alliance Fraternelle Aide pour le Développement (AFAD) […]
22 African countries converge to promote gender equality
This article was originally written for News Agency of Nigeria by Justina Auta Mr Hassan Sekajoolok, the Chairperson, MenEngage Africa (MEA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), says gender inequality has posed great risk to the economic and developmental achievements of Africa. He said this at a two-day meeting of representatives of 22 African countries on Thursday […]
Gender equality will stimulate development in Africa – Swedish Envoy
This article was originally written for News Agency of Nigeria By Justina Auta Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Carl-Michael Grans, says gender equality is a means to stimulate more development in African. Grans said this while declaring open the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Men Engage Africa (MEA) a Non-Governmental Organisation, in Abuja on Wednesday. […]
Cat-calling: a not so subtle symbol of rape culture
This article was written for the Daily Maverick By Sandisiwe Shoba In South Africa, walking down the street is a nightmare for most women. Whether it’s cat-calling, lewd comments or any other form of street harassment, gender-based violence rears its ugly head in seemingly subtle ways, with dire consequences. “It ranges from someone walking through […]
Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move
This article was originally written for The Conversation By Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey Women are on the move throughout southern Africa. They move within the countries they were born in, or cross borders in the region. Although more men than women migrate the data shows that the number of women migrating within the Southern […]
How communities are addressing violence against women in South Africa
This article was originally written for ABC News By Candace Smith Gender-based violence knows no borders, but in South Africa, femicide – the killing of women – seems to have touched every woman of every walk of life, and from every social sphere. Delphine, a South African survivor of domestic abuse who asked that her […]
Women are still facing battle for equal pay
Women in South Africa are paid 19.4% less than men on hourly wages.
Togo : Le réseau MenEngage en assemblée générale élective
« Travailler avec les hommes et les garçons pour l’égalité du genre », en abrégé MenEngage, la branche Togolaise de ce réseau (MenEngage Togo) a tenu sa toute première assemblée générale ordinaire de mise en place de ses organes dirigeants le jeudi 6 juin à Lomé. Cette assemblée a pour thème: Engagement des hommes et […]
Rape and Consent
This article was originally written for the Times of Swaziland By Mkwakha Indvodza Welcome to our weekly column on the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act (2018). Each week we are going to unpack a clause of this new law, exploring what the law actually states and how it will affect our lives. After all, […]
‘No sex without fighting’ – tackling toxic masculinity in DR Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo has some of highest rates of sexual violence in the world. But a new approach is trying to tackle this by encouraging men to confront and question their toxic masculinity.
Activists preach gender transformation to faith-based leaders
The fight for gender equality continued yesterday when a team from Sonke Gender Justice, MenEngage Africa and Men & Boys For Gender Equality took on the faith-based leaders on a workshop to enhance the gender transformation movement.
Government’s lack of paternity leave inconceivable
Men and Boys for Gender Equality (MBGE) calls on government to develop policies for granting parental leave.
How two young Kenyan men are fighting FGM
Tony Mwebia and Elias Muindi are ardent campaigners against female genital mutilation and promoting the rights of girls and women.
End #metoo stories in Swaziland by mentoring men
Contribute to a long-term project mentoring 600 young men and boys to be non-violent, positive community members.
Engaging men is key to reaching 90-90-90 target in Uganda
The work of our partners and the MenEngage Uganda network in engaging men and boys to address HIV/AIDS is featured in Indiana University article.
South Africa’s rape epidemic
Sonke Change Trial featured in The Economist.
Praise for SA policies on women
Sonke commends the South African government’s stance on gender equality.
Half The Man He Used To Be: Redefining the Role of Masculinity in South Africa
South African citizens are beginning to investigate what it means to be a man in their country.
Women’s empowerment a path to men’s sense of fulfilment
An inspiring story from Elias Muindi, programme officer for Kenya MenEngage Alliance (KEMEA) appears in the latest edition of Voice Male Magazine, a special collaboration with MenEngage Alliance ahead of the upcoming 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).