MenCare+ Will Host Two Events at the 58th CSW

The 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place in March at the United Nations in New York. The annual gathering aims to involve government representatives and non-profit organizations (NGOs) in a discussion about gender equality: evaluating progress, setting global standards and formulating policies. MenCare+ partners will host two events to present the program’s work and successes related to engaging men in gender equality.

On March 10th, MenCare+ will host the NGO parallel event “A Sustainable Approach for Engaging Men in Caregiving to Advance Women’s Empowerment.” Equimundo and Rutgers WPF staff and country partners will present examples of MenCare+ programming in South Africa, Indonesia, Rwanda and Brazil to show how positively engaging men in fatherhood, and sexual and reproductive health and rights leads to the empowerment of women and the positive transformation of men.

On March 11th, MenCare+ will host the panel “MenCare+: Men Caring for Gender Equality,” with the Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rutgers WPF and Equimundo. The Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Hon. Lilianne Ploumen, will provide introductory remarks. Soon after, the CEO of Save the Children in Sweden, Elisabeth Dahlin, will host the panel discussion, focusing on the sustainability of MenCare+, with representatives from South Africa, Indonesia, Rwanda and Brazil.

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