Policy Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys

In achieving gender equality and health equity

World Health Organization (2010). Policy Approaches to Engaging Men  and Boys: In achieving gender equality and health equity. World Health Organization: Geneva, Switzerland.

Work with men has demonstrated significant potential in contributing to building gender equality and improving the health of women and men.

This policy brief:

  • outlines the rationale for using policy approaches to engage men in achieving gender equality, reducing health inequities, and improving women’s and men’s health;
  • offers a framework for integrating men into policies that aim to reduce gender inequality and health inequities;
  • highlights some successful policy initiatives addressing men that have advanced gender equality and reduced health inequities by generating positive changes in men’s behaviours and relations with women and with other men.