Engaging men on gender equality: promising practices

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Engaging men on gender equality: promising practices

27 February 2015

A growing body of evidence has stressed the importance of engaging men in gender equality work. A number of programme experiences with men and boys worldwide have confirmed that well-designed group education, counselling and health promotion activities carried out in health clinics and schools can influence men's attitudes and behaviours in gender-equitable ways.

Building on research and evidence on engaging men, Concern has established a group education process to engage men as allies in women's economic empowerment in Tanzania.

A family sit in Chankaabwimba Village, Kigoma, Tanzania.Photo taken by Martha Maguire, Concern Worldwide.

The programme focuses on enhancing individual and collective capabilities of women and men. Men are engaged in group discussions along with their partners on issues of power, tasks and roles, communication and couple negotiation, decision-making and planning, respect, participation and non-violent relationships. The community dialogue approach has been specifically designed to address the social constructions of masculinities and femininities in this context.

Read more about this programme in the resource below.

Men have shown that they can change their attitudes and behaviours around care-giving, decision-making and gender-based violence when given the space to do so.

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Engaging men on gender equality: promising practices

Building on research and evidence on engaging men, Concern has established a group education process to engage men as allies in women’s economic empowerment in Tanzania.
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