Established in 2006, Kenya MenEngage Alliance (KEMEA) is a national network of non-governmental organizations, government institutions, and community based organizations involved in research, interventions and social mobilization initiatives that engage boys and men in effective ways to reduce gender inequalities and promote the health of women, men and children
Priority issues for the network are HIV/AIDS, positive fatherhood, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Gender based violence (GBV) and sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR). The network has an established secretariat and a steering committee which responsible for the management of the network.
Some key achievements of the network include:
- Orientation of journalists from the main media houses in Kenya on Gender and Prevention of GBV and HIV
- Regular training workshops with men and boys for the promotion of gender equality and positive fatherhood, the prevention and mitigation of HIV and AIDS
- Development of a national strategic plan to engage men and boys for gender equality
- Organization of consultative meetings with various key partners such as the National Commission for Gender and Development and relevant ministries
- Working with the National AIDS Control Council to develop the national HIV and AIDS Male Engagement Guidelines.