Briefing Note: Engaging men and boys and transforming masculinities for the realization of CEDAW’s mandates

This policy brief was developed as an input to a briefing meeting with the CEDAW committee in March 2018. It explores key insights into the global efforts to engage men and boys, transform masculinities and dismantle patriarchal power, as well as how these efforts have been carried out at the normative, global, regional and national levels in both programming and policy contexts. Additionally, it lays out both opportunities and challenges in advancing work on men and masculinities and proposes ways for ensuring that these strategies remain effective and beneficial towards the achievement of gender equality. Lastly, it proposes recommendations for further engagement with the Honourable Committee, in order to ensure collaborative and ongoing dialogue and action towards the realization of its mandates.