For a long time, men have been seen as a missing link in the quest to end FGM.
Many men in practicing communities deny responsibility for FGM, often blaming it on women and being silent despite their influence in most patriarchal societies.
This session brings together like-minded men, who have been championing an end to FGM to challenge other men to speak up and use their influence and power within their communities to end FGM.
Male legislators, religious leaders, students, EndFGM activists, CSOs, Journalists, women and girls
- Share best practices on how to effectively engage and involve men in the EndFGM efforts
- Unpack positive masculinity, and male allyship to the EndFGM campaigns to promote equality and equity for women.
- Share success and impactful (local -regional) media interventions/ campaigns
- Create a networking platform for men and boys to actively campaign against FGM in their communities.