Men Engaged in Gender Equality: A case study from Mozambique

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01 Mar 2014


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This case study covers the work of the HOPEM network in Mozambique. Established in 2009 and consisting of 25 civil society organizations and activists, the network focuses on promotion, advocacy and lobbying for a new masculinity, while seeking to provide men with skills to enable them to actively contribute towards overcoming gender inequality by promoting and upholding the human rights of women. HOPEM engages men as stakeholders, challenging stereotypes, negative behaviours and attitudes in gender relations. The document focuses on three projects: the Men in the Kitchen Program, which encourages greater domestic engagement; The Arts without Violence, which combines the arts and activism (Artivismo) to challenge stereotypes; and A Man who is a Man, which is based around a weekly TV debate.