Spring 2017 Edition

Spring 2017 Edition

The MenEngage Gender Equality Issue with reports from: Brazil, Congo, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Sweden, & Uganda

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Spring 2017: Men @ Work

Spring 2017: Men @ Work

Kudos for Kuros! A U.S.-based company is getting selfdefense products into the hands of women around the world. Kuros! recently donated 2,000 cans of pepper Continue reading »

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Mail Bonding

Mail Bonding

Countering Misogyny in the White House I learned a lot from reading the Voice Male anthology. Thank you for the important work you do to Continue reading »

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To Be a Man

To Be a Man

By Eric McGriff and Anthony McGriff When they were 16 and co-chairs of their high school’s White Ribbon antiviolence campaign, twin brothers Eric and Anthony Continue reading »

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Celebrating the Birth of a Girl

Celebrating the Birth of a Girl

By Richa Singh The birth of a son in Haryana, a state in northern India, is celebrated by beating a thali, a steel plate. While Continue reading »

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Audio Stories Spark Shift in Men

Audio Stories Spark Shift in Men

By Usha Rai Nitesh Verma, 33, a tailor in a village in Rajasthan’s Bundi district, is married and has a daughter, seven, and a son, Continue reading »

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Crying: A Man’s Most Courageous Act?

Crying: A Man’s Most Courageous Act?

By Benjamin Perry Crying is a courageous act. That might sound paradoxical, but juxtaposed against the expectation of male stoicism, tears are subversive and powerful. Continue reading »

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s Evolving Masculinity

By Raymond Suttner In these times of widespread violence perpetrated by men, we may learn from Nelson Mandela’s model of masculinity. The main biographies of Continue reading »

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Transforming Gender Norms

Transforming Gender Norms

By MenEngage Alliance On September 25, 2015, governments around the world adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity Continue reading »

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Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment

Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment

By MenEngage Alliance In advance of the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing Continue reading »

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Uganda’s Coo Makwiri (“Role Model Men”)

Uganda’s Coo Makwiri (“Role Model Men”)

A CARE Uganda Special Report Ojok Mark, 31 years old, spent his early life in a displaced persons camp in the Gulu District of Uganda. Continue reading »

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Why Many Women Resist Their Male Partner’s Support at Home By Lisa D’Annolfo Levey

Why Many Women Resist Their Male Partner’s Support at Home

In the Fall 2016 issue, we explored women’s resistance to their male partners, assuming greater responsibility at home in the articles “Men: Equal Partners in Continue reading »

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Taking Art to New Delhi’s Streets to Champion Gender Justice

Taking Art to New Delhi’s Streets to Champion Gender Justice

By Durba Ghose A creative campaign in India uses a range of techniques— from street theater to workshops—to foster dialogue on gender justice. It has Continue reading »

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Empowering Women in Kenya

Empowering Women in Kenya

As a gender activist involved in engaging men and boys for gender equality, I wanted to “walk my talk”—to constructively address one of the triggers sparking violence against women and to help restore women’s sense of agency. My efforts have opened other men’s eyes. Because of the success they have seen in the widows’ poultry project, they are assisting their spouses to start income-generating activities of their own.

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Overturning Lebanon’s Outrageous Rape Law

Overturning Lebanon’s Outrageous Rape Law

By Sinéad Nolan In Lebanon, rapists can avoid criminal prosecution provided they marry their victims. The law, originally introduced in the 1940s, was meant to Continue reading »

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Young Indian Men Waking Up to Gender Justice

Young Indian Men Waking Up to Gender Justice

By Danit Shaham, Anjana Goswami and Rucha Satoor If you are lucky enough to have a genuine dialogue with a young boy, say the authors, Continue reading »

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Brazil’s Policies Harmful to Women’s Equality… and Bad for Men, Too

Brazil’s Policies Harmful to Women’s Equality… and Bad for Men, Too

By Tatiana Moura and Victoria Page Midway through writing this article, in Rio de Janeiro’s bohemian Lapa neighborhood, we heard it: the sounds of tear Continue reading »

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Sweden’s Pioneering Fathers’ Groups

Sweden’s Pioneering Fathers’ Groups

By Sinéad Nolan Matts Berggren is a pioneer in Sweden’s fathers’ group movement, and a staff member at Men for Gender Equality Sweden. He recently Continue reading »

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Changing Congo Men’s Attitudes on Gender Begins at Home

Changing Congo Men’s Attitudes on Gender Begins at Home

“I couldn’t accept my share of my father’s will if my sisters were to receive nothing,” Bahati Leomard says. He convinced his father and brothers Continue reading »

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Young Men’s Journey to Gender Equality in Kosovo

Young Men’s Journey to Gender Equality in Kosovo

Besnik Leka promotes gender equality with CARE International’s Young Men Initiative in Kosovo. In an interview with Maike Dafeld, editor of Balkan Perspectives, he reveals Continue reading »

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