CALL TO ACTION: HELP ADVOCATE FOR YOUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT A HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON ENGAGING MEN & BOYS TO BE APPROVED THIS WEEK!

WHAT ? MenEngage Alliance has been following a Resolution being presented in June 2017 at the Human Rights Council in Geneva before Member States, which addresses Engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against all women and girls.

WHY? If adopted, this resolution would be the first fully dedicated international document ever to have been adopted in our field of work, and would mean the beginning steps are in place towards ensuring concrete commitments are required of all States – in developing policies, campaigns, educational and programing interventions focused on engaging men and boys.

HOW? Over 80 countries have signed -on in support of the resolution, but many more States need to be mobilized in order for the resolution to be approved. The final vote by Member States will occur on Thursday June 22nd , 201 7, so we are sending out a Call to Action across our alliance to put pressure on States who have not yet agreed to back the resolution, in order to gain their support .

Here are several ways of engaging in this process within your country.