Friday, August 21, 2009

MenEngage Africa Symposium:

As a follow up to our Global Symposium on working with men and boys to promote gender equality, held earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro, Sonke Gender Justince and MenEngage bring you the MenEngage Africa Symposium.


Strengthening Capacity of Civil Society and Government to Work with Men and Boys on Gender-Based Violence and HIV.

In partnership with Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), The Commonwealth Foundation, UNICEF ESARO Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Ford Foundation

Johannesburg, 5th-9th October, 2009

From Cape Town to Kivu to Cairo, from Abidjan to Antananarivo, men are implicated in health and human rights crises across Africa. Men are also essential for their successful resolution –whether it be stopping sexual violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; accelerating demilitarisation and disarmament in Central and East Africa; preventing new HIV infections, expanding treatment and reducing the burden of AIDS care borne by women and girls across the entire continent; increasing men’s active involvement in the lives of their children; strengthening health systems or promoting a more active sense of citizenship aimed at holding government to account for their commitments.

Read the full article announcement here.

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