Finalizado el Simposio MenEngage África 5 al 9.10.2009 en Johannesburgo (Sudáfrica)

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Adjuntamos noticias de la reunión recién realizada en África: MenEngage África Simposium [5 – 9 October, 2009] en Johannesburg, South Africa y un documento con experiencias de trabajo con hombres en África en temas de violencia de género y VIH/SIDA [todo en inglés].

*Link al borrador del llamado a la acción*:
http://menengage.wikispaces.com/Draft+Call+to+Action

*Documento*: Working with Men and Boys: Emerging strategies from across Africa to address Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS. Edited by Orly Stern, Dean Peacock and Helen Alexander (2009). Produced  by Sonke Gender Justice Network and the MenEngage Network.
http://www.genderjustice.org.za/resources/journal-articles-book-chapters/working-with-men-and-boys-emerging-strategies-from-across-africa-to-address-gender-based-violence-and-hiv-aids/download

*MenEngage Africa Symposium
Strengthening Capacity of Civil Society and Government to Work with Men and Boys on Gender-Based Violence and HIV. * Fuente: http://www.genderjustice.org.za/menengageafricasymposium.html

5 – 9 October, 2009. Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sonke Gender Justice and MenEngage are hosting the MenEngage Africa Symposium from 5 to 9 October 2009. The Conference will be focusing on Engaging Men and Boys to reduce Gender Violence and the Spread of HIV.

Confirmed speakers include:

* Elhadj As Sy, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa
* Gary Barker, International Center for Research on Women
* Mbuyiselo Botha, Sonke Gender Justice Network
* Trevor Davies, African Fathers, Zimbabwe
* Mark Heywood, Director AIDS Law Project
* Rachel Jewkes, Medical Research Council, South Africa
* Robert Morrell, University of KwaZulu-Natal
* Kumi Naidoo, Incoming Director Greenpeace International
* Anisha Rajapakse, Commonwealth Foundation
* Warren Nyamugisira, the Commonwealth Foundation’s Civil Society Advisory Committee
* Francois Venter, Chair, Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Clinicians Society.
* Andrew Levack, EngenderHealth
* Kopano Ratele, UNISA
* Fabio Verani, Instituto Promundo, Brazil
* Wallace Chuma, University of Cape Town

Draft Programme

Theme

Confirmed speakers include:

Plenary One: Opening Session

* Chair: Kumi Naidoo, Incoming Director Greenpeace International
* Anisha Rajapakse, Commonwealth Foundation
* Representative Swedish Government
* Elhadj As Sy, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa

Plenary Two: Conference Overview

* Chair: Dean Peacock
* Gary Barker (ICRW), Overview of Rio Symposium, Global MenEngage
and WHO evidence review
* Regis Mtutu, Overview of Africa MenEngage and follow on activities
* Warren Nyamugisira, the Commonwealth Foundation’s Civil Society
Advisory Committee

Plenary Three: Men and HIV

* Chair: Mark Heywood, Director, AIDS Law Project and Vice Chair
South African National AIDS Council
* Francois Venter, Chair, Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Clinicians Society

Plenary Four: Masculinities and violence

* Rachel Jewkes, Domestic and Sexual Violence

Plenary Five: Accountability to our Constituents
Plenary Six: Work with men and boys across Africa: Emerging Practice
Plenary Seven: Learning from related social movements.

Plenary Eight: New research findings on men, masculinities and health

* Chair: Robert Morrell
* Chris Colvin, Sonke’s qualitative and quantitative research

Plenary Nine: Gender and 2010
Plenary Ten: Engaging with the media
Plenary Eleven: Workplan Review: A Gallery Walk of Country and Region
Specific Plans
Plenary Twelve: Closing Session including reading of Johannesburg
Declaration.

Sonke Gender Justice Network <http://www.genderjustice.org.za> is a
South African NGO working with men and boys across Africa to promote
gender transformation, human rights and social justice          MenEngage
<http://www.menengage.org> is a global alliance of NGOs and UN agencies
that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality. Members
include more than 400 NGOs from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and
the Caribbean, North America, Asia and Europe.

For more information please contact Amanda Schoonderwoerd:
amandas@foundation.co.za

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