Network-Building Toolkit

A practical guide to setting up a new network for engaging men and boys in your community, country, or region.

Inspired by principles of feminist movement building, it provides step-by-step approaches to setting up a network for engaging men and boys for gender equality. It includes guidance on how to organise your network, how to promote democratic decision-making, and how to support new members to join.

Who will find this resource useful?

This toolkit can help you to set up a new community for gender-transformative work with men and boys.

It is useful for anyone wanting to develop new opportunities to connect and collaborate with others doing similar work. It is particularly relevant for organizations looking to establish a community in a specific context, country, or region.

The toolkit is useful for organizations and individuals interested in promoting accountable, feminist-informed approaches to work with men and boys. It is also useful for others interested in developing or strengthening collective actions to advance women’s rights and gender justice.

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Find out more:

MenEngage Alliance networks are already established in many countries and regions. Click here to search for MenEngage networks and members in your region.

About the Authors:

This toolkit was developed by MenEngage Alliance, in consultation with our regional and national network members.


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