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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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).