On March 17, 2022, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar “Rethinking Men’s and Boys’ Healthcare Access and Use.” In this webinar, speakers showcased insights and learnings from global research and programming that supports men and boys in help-seeking behaviors and healthcare access and use across health areas, including family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; and maternal, newborn, and child health. Speakers also highlighted how to address gender and power dynamics and other social and structural factors that influence men’s and boys’ access and use. Read More
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In September 2021, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar, "2021 State of the Art in Engaging Men and Boys in Health and Development: A Technical Marketplace." This webinar showcased 11 examples of cutting-edge programming and research for engaging a broader diversity of men and boys as clients, partners, and agents of change across global health initiatives and programs. Presentations focused on diverse health areas, including sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV/AIDS; and gender-based violence. Read More
This webinar, hosted by the IGWG's Male Engagement Task Force, showcased research and programming for better understanding and addressing of the mental health experiences and needs of men and boys across diverse contexts (in Colombia, Eswatini, Malawi, South Africa, and Tanzania). It also demonstrated how men’s mental health intersects withother health outcomes related to family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS.Read More
The IGWG's Male Engagement Task Force has created a curated list of key resources related to 1) Men, Masculinities, and Health, 2) HIV/AIDS, 3) Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, and 4) Family Planning and Reproductive Health.Read More
Hosted by the Interagency Gender Working Group Male Engagement Taskforce Background: The data and reporting are increasingly clear: Men have specific vulnerabilities and roles related to COVID-19, and key gender considerations underpin them. Some of these vulnerabilities and roles relate to men’s health behaviors (such as their comparatively lower use of masks), men’s historically limited roles in caregiving, and increased rates of domestic violence experienced...Read More
What: What should you do, and not do, when engaging men & boys in health promotion and gender equity? This 2-page resource brings together recent best practices and lessons learned for male engagement across health areas. It is intended to guide decision-making about programs, policy, media coverage, research, and funding priorities. Who: Developed by the USAID Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Taskforce, which is...Read More