Key lessons and promising practices on engaging men and boys to promote and achieve gender equality


Published
19 April 2018
Author
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Presented
To the Human Rights Council at its 38th session

Summary

The present report was submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/10. It highlights key lessons learned and promising practices on engaging men and boys to promote and achieve gender equality.

Engaging men and boys is a critical element of strategies to dismantle patriarchy in order to achieve gender equality and eliminate gender-based violence against women and girls.

The report highlights ongoing efforts through education and awareness-raising; fostering an equal share of responsibility in domestic life; promoting gender equality in health, social and community mobilization; and more.

Methodology

In preparation of this report, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has requested all United Nations Member States, the United Nations Children’s Fund, other relevant United Nations bodies and agencies, relevant special procedure mandate holders, regional organizations and human rights bodies, national human rights institutions and civil society, and children themselves to submit information.

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Inputs Received

Member States

International organisations

Multisector partnerships

National human rights institutions

Civil society and others