MenEngage Alliance-Global

MenEngage is a global alliance of NGOs and UN agencies that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality. International Steering Committee Members include Promundo (co-chair), EngenderHealth (co-chair), the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Family Violence Prevention Fund, International Center for Research on Women, WHO, UNFPA, UNDP, Sonke Gender Justice Project, Save the Children-Sweden, Sahoyog, the White Ribbon Campaign and Men’s Resources International. At the national level, members include more than 400 NGOs from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Asia and Europe. The Alliance came together in 2004 with the general goal of working in partnership to promote the engagement of men and boys in achieving gender equality, promoting health and reducing violence at the global level, including questioning the structural barriers to achieving gender equality.

Work with men has demonstrated significant potential in encouraging men’s positive roles in building gender equality and improving men’s and women’s health. However, most work with men has been local in scale and limited in scope. To be effective at the societal level – to transform the pervasive gender inequalities which characterise nations and regions around the world – work with men will need to be scaled up. We believe that this means embedding such work into public policy and working with the women’s rights movement to move the issue ahead. MenEngage was formed as a civil society and UN process to advocate collectively toward this end.Work with men has demonstrated significant potential in encouraging men’s positive roles in building gender equality and improving men’s and women’s health. However, most work with men has been local in scale and limited in scope. To be effective at the societal level – to transform the pervasive gender inequalities which characterise nations and regions around the world – work with men will need to be scaled up. We believe that this means embedding such work into public policy and working with the women’s rights movement to move the issue ahead. MenEngage was formed as a civil society and UN process to advocate collectively toward this end.

For more information, please vist http://www.menengage.org

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