This policy advocacy toolkit was developed to assist African civil society organisations to effectively contribute to the development and implementation of public policy for social justice and gender equality or to challenge proposed laws and policies that undermine gender equality and human rights. It targets organisations that work with men and boys for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and is designed for use within an African context. But it may be amended to suit any country’s social, political and economic conditions. It outlines policy advocacy strategies that can be used to influence policy processes, especially those that are counter to the principles of democracy, gender equality and human rights.
Tools and guides
MenCare is a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, responsive and non-violent fathers and caregivers with the aim of achieving increased family well-being and gender equality. This report is an overview of the campaign and provides tools to promote social norms around men’s active participation as involved fathers and caregivers. It provides high quality community and mass media messages, technical assistance, policy and program recommendations and evidence to support local NGOs, governments and UN partners in their efforts to engage men and boys in caregiving.
The One Man Can Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating gender equality, preventing gender-based violence and responding to HIV and AIDS. This action toolkit provides a range of resources including strategy recommendations, workshop activities and fact sheets for NGO’s or other organizations to support their work in engaging men to take action, strengthening community mobilization and conducting public awareness to change harmful gender norms.
This is an educational video that tells the story of four men who have changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence. The film also illustrates effective interventions for engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing gender-based violence in settings such as the health sector and the workplace.
Using social media sites has become a part of the daily lives of millions of people. Based on lessons learned from the Partners for Prevention regional project ‘Engaging Young Men through Social Media for the Prevention of Violence against Women’, this publication offers an understanding of how to use social media as a tool to prevent violence against women. It offers recommendations on how to develop a social media strategy, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The report is aimed at civil society organisations, the UN and other development practitioners.