Supporting SRHR for all is part of broader commitments of MenEngage Alliance to full gender equality
With support from Amplify Change, MenEngage Alliance has embarked on a two-year collaborative initiative – ‘SRHR For All’ – to realize its strategic vision for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
The overall goal of this strategic project is “to challenge stigma, discrimination, attitudes and laws that undermine the fulfillment of SRHR for all, through networked practice and evidence based advocacy for gender norms transformation and engaging men and boys in key SRHR issues.” To do this, the Alliance will focus on four core strategies:
- Evidence generation and dissemination
- Network-building and capacity strengthening
- Interconnected advocacy
- Strengthening partnerships and accountable practices
To launch the SRHR For All initiative, MenEngage Alliance convened 46 members and partners from 27 countries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 30 April to 2 May 2019.
The meeting was a productive learning exchange among participants, with the agenda including a broad assessment of current challenges in each region and globally, as well as contributions from researchers, international SRHR experts in service provision and policy advocacy. This report provides an overview of the discussions, agreements and regional plans presented at the meeting.