This guide brings together stories, tools and lessons from the Mobilising Men programme. This programme, a collaboration between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNDP) and civil society organisations in India, Kenya and Uganda, explored ways of engaging men as gender activists within the institutions in which they belong. The guide is intended to inspire and guide others who are committed to engaging more men in efforts to address sexual and gender based violence within the institutions in which we live our lives.
Tools and guides
Promundo and MenEngage Alliance, with support from UNFPA, produced this toolkit that addresses strategies and lessons learnt for engaging men and boys in diverse themes such as sexual and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health, fatherhood, HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence, advocacy and policy, as well as addressing issues around monitoring and evaluation of this work. It includes tools and activities from organisations and programs from around the world that can be adapted and utilised by other organisations.
This toolkit has been prepared to help organizations and governments to support the review of and update existing policies to ensure they fully engage men and boys to promote their positive roles in improving sexual and reproductive health – both their own and those of women and children. The toolkit explains why this is important and how to achieve it. It also highlights how engaging men in sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV policies, is not simply a goal in its own right, but can help move towards the goal of gender equity.
This good practice brief highlights successful examples and provides concrete methods for involving men and boys in prevention and response to GBV in conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian crisis settings in sub-Saharan Africa. It seeks to identify key areas and priorities for programming and advocacy, and to guide dialogues between multilateral organisations, civil society, government actors and donors addressing GBV prevention and response in the mentioned settings.
This advocacy brief developed by UNESCO is South Asia and the Pacific-specific and presents the rationale for ‘appealing’ to men in gender equality advocacy work and the challenges of doing this. The brief provides a range of advocacy strategies and is a helpful tool for activists and other development actors to gain an overview of advocacy strategies and good practices.
This report is a compilation of three case studies that describe the origins, development and methodologies of 1) Salud y Género’s Work in Mexico, 2) Society for Integrated Development of Himalayas and 3) Stepping Stones, and can be used as a framework by students, activists or other development professionals for discussing or developing intervention methodologies to engage men in addressing gender inequities.
‘Shift’ is an initiative aimed at significantly reducing, and eventually ending, domestic violence in Alberta. This report reviews projects and programs in North America and other countries and identifies seven promising areas for engaging men and boys in domestic violence prevention and gives examples of how these have been used as ‘entry points’ of engaging men. The themes include: engaging fathers in domestic violence prevention and and the role of sports and recreation in domestic violence prevention.
This slide show is a brief overview from a webinar that presents the rationale for taking a gender approach in relation to nutrition security. It also presents CARE International’s conceptual framework and programming examples and efforts to bring interventions to scale.