What Do Men Have To Do With It? The Merits of Male Engagement

June 06, 2019

June 6 - 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Room: 212, Level 2 | Vancouver Convention Center

Lively Conversation | Interactive Games | Feedback for Future Programs

Join Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) during the Women Deliver 2019 Conference to talk about effective ways to engage men and boys in improving family planning outcomes. The event will be co-hosted by the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Inter-agency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Male Engagement Task Force, and the Edna Adan Hospital University and Foundation.

We will kick things off with a reception with food and drink followed by an interactive activity and conversation about USAID’s new guiding document on male engagement in family planning - Essential Considerations for Engaging Men and Boys to Improve Family Planning Outcomes. Then join us for lightning talks about APC’s Emanzi boys mentoring program in Uganda, FACT’s son and daughter game used in transforming gender norms through game play, the IGWG Male Engagement Task Force’s do's and don’ts for engaging men and boys, and Edna Adan Ismail's experience addressing gender dynamics while engaging men through her work in Somaliland. We’ll wrap up with questions and answers from the audience and time for everyone to delve deeper into these fascinating programs at individual game stations.

Come learn, talk, listen, and play!