Accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women: Engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against all women and girls (MenEngage Policy Brief)

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Advocacy Tools
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Global

This policy brief on accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women and engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against all women and girls have been prepared by MenEngage in preparation for the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council. 

The brief suggests that in every society women and girls are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that cuts across lines of income, class and culture and calls for a review of promising practices and lessons learned from existing strategies aimed at engaging men and boys in gender equality, particularly efforts to transform harmful gender stereotypes, masculinities and negative social norms, attitudes and behaviours that underlie and perpetuate violence against women and girls and to make recommendations for further action by states and the international community towards the full implementation of human rights obligations in this regard.

Download PDF below or find the original at: http://menengage.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/MenEngage-Alliance-HRC35-brief-June-2017.pdf