Monday, 23 March 2009
On March 16 and 17, Andree Gacoin, AIDSPortal Facilitator, held a two day workshop in NYC with members of the MenEngage Alliance: Fabio Verani (Instituto Promundo), Pancho Aguayo (CulturaSalud), Theresa Castillo (EngenderHealth) and Lucio Verani.
The objectives of the workshop were to train MenEngage members to use AIDSPortal information services, and to identify strategies to facilitate information sharing and networking with the MenEngage Alliance.
MenEngage is a dynamic alliance of non-governmental organisations that seek to engage men and boys in effective ways to reduce gender inequalities and promote the health and well-being of women, men and children. Since 2007, they have run the 'Men and Masculinities' page on AIDSPortal, and they are now also moderating the 'Hombres y Masculinidades' page on PortalSIDA.
Check out the pages for the latest resources related to men and masculinities - and join AIDSPortal and PortalSIDA to directly add your own case studies, tool-kits, policy briefs or other resources.
Also, you can learn more about the MenEngage Alliance during the upcoming Global Symposium 'Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality' which will be held March 30 - April 03, 2009 in Rio de Janerio, Brasil.