Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

Vignettes from Asia and Africa (2011)

No. of pages: 108

Publication Date: 2011


Publisher: ICOMP, UNFPA

ISBN: 978-983-3017-09-6

This report generates specific, detailed lessons for successful implementation of initiatives that engage men and boys in advancing gender equality and reproductive health. Four case studies from Bangladesh, Philippines, Cambodia and Uganda are presented followed by lessons learnt and recommendations for supporting work in the field of male engagement. The report also presents a summary of other programmes that engage men and boys within the two regions. This resource is part of UNFPA's efforts to document knowledge and evidence that supports the constructive engagement of men and boys within the ICPD Programme of Action.

  • Click here to view the publication

Related content


This Technical Brief summarizes the previous Compendium on social norm change to achieve gender equality, which provides a framework for programmatic approaches to norm change at scale. The Technical Brief and Compendium present promising strategies, tested approaches and...

Women learn about their rights and gender equality at a knowledge centre in Malito village, Shinyanga, Tanzania. @ UNFPA Tanzania/Karlien Truyens
Though its doors opened less than six months ago, a knowledge centre in the village of Malito in Msalala District, Shinyanga Region, is already changing lives.
The Gender Equality Strategy 2018–2021 was developed to complement the UNFPA Strategic Plan and guide operationalization of the gender and rights-related aspects of its results and resources framework.


We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookies policy.