The Global MenEngage Alliance formed in 2004 with the goal of working in partnership to promote the engagement of men and boys in achieving gender equality, promoting health and reducing violence at the global level. Since that time MenEngage members have formalized regional and country-level networks in Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East & North Africa.
Member organizations of the Global Alliance with others from Canada, the United States and Mexico are now organizing the “MenEngage North America” regional network. Guided by the principles of MenEngage, we envision this network serving the following purposes.
- Develop communication systems for resource sharing and capacity building for groups and individuals at the local, state, and regional levels.
- Promote collaboration among these groups on program development, community campaigns and evaluation research.
- Organize advocacy for public policy and social change consistent with collective strategic objectives and the goals of MenEngage.
- Select North American representation on the Global MenEngage steering committee.
We are interested in what you think. Therefore, we are asking you, and other colleagues throughout the region, to complete a short survey about your organizational efforts in North America, how you think you could benefit from a network such as MenEngage North America, and your level of interest and availability in forming a North American network.
Please fill out the folowing survey by February 15th, 2010 so that we may include your information in the compiled results. A summary of the survey responses will be sent to everyone who requests.
As you can imagine, this is an enormous undertaking, but one which we think will have a profoundly positive impact on all of our efforts. We recognize that building a network is an ongoing process, and seek to engage many others in these efforts. Thank you for all you do.
Andrew Levack, EngenderHealth
Rus Ervin Funk, MensWork: eliminating violence against women inc.
Steven Botkin, Men’s Resources International
Todd Minerson, White Ribbon Campaign
Clay Jones, White Ribbon Campaign
Humberto Carolo, White Ribbon Campaign
Craig Norberg-Bohm, Men's Initiative for Jane Doe Inc.
Chuck Derry, Minnesota Men’s Action Network
Gary Barker, International Center for Research on Women
Juan Carlos Areán, Family Violence Prevention Fund
Feroz Moideen, Family Violence Prevention Fund
Men Engage: http://www.menengage.org/
Guiding Principles: http://www.menengage.org/what-we-believe.asp