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Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality


Earlier this year, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), which marked 20 years since the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, also drew attention to the progresses made in engaging men and boys – a critical element in advancing gender equality. In particular the event highlighted the need for a greater evidence base on this area.

This Eldis gender guide update features recent key evidence-based research reports and regional case studies from around the world on engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality. The resources cover issues such as: men’s role in care-giving, domestic work and fatherhood; engaging men in ending sexual violence and child marriage; and the need for policies to better engage men in gender equality and building state capacity to implement them.

This update was created by Madhushala Senaratne and Elaine Mercer.

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