This report explores the strength and weakness of selected relevant policies, laws and plans in terms of engaging men and boys; and provides recommendations for how such policies can improve the way in which they include men and boys, account for their needs, enable them to support their partners, children and peers and facilitate their role as advocates for change. The report examines five key areas for engaging men that are crucial for gender equality:
- HIV and AIDS;
- Gender-based violence (GBV);
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR);
- Parenting; and
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Rights.