As a global social change network, our advocacy efforts have become more connected from national to regional to the global level.
We have put effective systems in place to support members to mobilize for progressive policy change.
MenEngage Africa has made significant progress in advocacy, which has resulted in governments increasingly engaging with network in their policymaking, particularly on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), ending child marriage (ECM) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
The North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN) established a Policy Advocacy Committee which has been developing the network’s capacity to engage in meaningful policy advocacy and developing a regional advocacy strategy
Some Country networks in Latin America have carried out advocacy efforts and engagement with policy makers and government institutions at the national level, resulting in a favourable institutional climate for men and masculinities work that is feminist and human-rights based.
Our members have built their skills to advocate effectively for policy change.
Our network has generated a knowledge base on policies globally that engage men and boys for gender justice.
We have contributed to the strengthening of global discourse and put forward a strong framework for approaches to engage men and boys that are gender transformative, feminist-informed, human rights based and fuly accountable to women, girls and other marginalized communities.
In preparation for the Generation Equality Forum we developed policy briefs on the key themes of the Action Coalitions, outlining our advocacy positions and contributing a men and masculinities lens to each theme:
Our advocacy efforts have contributed to a number of important resolutions that call for the transformation of masculinities to advance gender justice.
What do international gender policy frameworks have to say about ‘men and masculinities’? We reviewed the following policy frameworks, and documented the parts relevant to masculinities and the role of men and boys in achieving gender justice:
Our community of practice approach has contributed to shaping impactful programmes to transform masculinities for gender justice.