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Men Engage Botswana is a network of Non-governmental organisations that advocate for gender equality with a focus on male involvement based in Botswana.
We are part of the MenEngage global alliance under the regional network MenEngage Africa.
Established in 2014, MenEngage members advocate around a number of key issues where gender directly affects the lives of women and men.
These are topic areas in which MenEngage members exchange ideas and carry out joint advocacy activities:
What We Do
- Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Increasing HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment
- Ending violence against women and girls
- Combating homophobia/transphobia and advocating for LGBTI rights
- Reducing forms of violence between men and boys
- Preventing child sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and trafficking
- Supporting men's positive involvement in maternal and child health, as fathers or caregivers
- Addressing macro-level policies that perpetuate gender inequalities
MenEngage Botswana partners work collectively and individually toward advancing gender justice, human rights and social justice to achieve a Botswana in which all can enjoy healthy, fulfilling and equitable relationships and their full potential.
Our network seeks to provide a collective voice on the need to engage men and boys in gender equality, to build and improve the field of practice around engaging men in achieving gender justice, and advocating before policymakers at national level.
The network provides strategic support and capacity building to members to implement the various programs run by partners on gender equality, GBV prevention, SRHR, HIV and AIDS prevention, fatherhood and caregiving, and social justice agendas.
What We Believe
We believe that manhood is NOT defined:
- by how many sexual partners you have,
- by using violence against women or men,
- by how much pain you can endure,
- by how much power you can exert over others,
- or by your sexual orientation.
We believe that manhood IS defined:
- by building relationships based on respect and equality,
- by speaking out against violence in your society,
- by having the strength to ask for help,
- by shared-decision making and shared power,
- and by your ability to respect the diversity and rights of those around you.