Maputo is hosting from 13 to 17 November 2017 the second MenEngage Africa Symposium to celebrate the movement’s achievements and take stock of the path travelled to deliver on its promise to promote gender equality through working with men and boys.
Coming on the heels of the 2009 Johannesburg Symposium, the Maputo Symposium will also afford participants an opportunity to share and showcase their best interventions and practices not only to themselves, but through a combination of media platforms, to Mozambique, Africa and the world.
MenEngage Africa is a continental movement comprising national networks of organisations working with men and boys for the promotion of gender equality, the human rights of women and children, and the promotion of social justice.
Following on a template laid out in the previous MenEngage symposia, the Maputo Symposium will bring together about a 1.000 participants, including thought people (academics and researchers), policy people (government, United Nations entities, and policy makers), field people (activists), and ordinary citizens who during five days will map out a new path for the movement.
The participants will discuss, debate and hear of developments in the field of gender, masculinities and development spanning various conversation tracks, including violence, health and well-being, poverty and work, care and emotions, sexuality and identities, peace-building and social justice, as well as masculinities.
The highlight of the Symposium will be the production of a Maputo Declaration which will provide pointers to everyone working in the field of gender, masculinities and social justice, as well as regional governments on how to continue integrating work with men and boys in development interventions, including maternal health, child care and protection of child rights and family planning.
The Symposium will also host African artists in a peace and social justice concert, a film festival showcasing works of African movie-makers on gender and masculinities.
Maputo is hosting from 13 to 17 November 2017 the second MenEngage Africa Symposium to celebrate the movement’s achievements and take stock...Learn More