Highlights from the report:
- Most of MenEngage Alliance’s 2015 efforts focused on key themes of addressing men’s and boys’ roles in ending violence against women and children, men’s caregiving responsibilities, men’s and boys’ contributions to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and men and masculinities in peacebuilding. These themes were advanced through educational campaigns, advocacy efforts, inputs at conferences and international policy making, capacity strengthening events, and network building. Throughout the year, the Alliance’s work was informed by the Delhi Call to Action (which emerged from the 2nd Global Symposium in 2014), especially the aspects relating to accountability in the field of engaging men and boys in women’s rights and gender equality.
- The Alliance brought its proposals into the global advocacy processes related to the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), and international conferences on peace and security. Stronger partnerships were forged with women’s rights and social justice movements and with UN agencies in global-level advocacy.
- Following the development of the MenEngage Alliance Accountability Standards & Guidelines, the Alliance developed an Accountability Training Toolkit which was piloted in a workshop with Alliance representatives from five Central American countries. And an Accountability and Partnership blog series was launched, generating contributions from various activists in the field and prompting a useful dialogue on the many nuances of accountability and how they might be best addressed.
- A new Board was established at global level, adding Advocates for Youth, African Men For Sexual Health and Rights, Breakthrough and the Women’s League for International Peace and Freedom in order to strengthen outreach to youth, LGBTQI and women’s rights constituencies.