Wednesday, May 08, 2013

MenEngage Africa Training Initiative is calling for applications

Tanya Charles - Co-ordinator of MenEngage Africa Training Initiative (MATI) for Sonke Gender Justice. We were talking about their call for applications. Following the highly successful pilot MATI course last year, Sonke Gender Justice Network in association with MenEngage Africa Network and UCT’s Women’s Health Research Unit are proud to host their second course entitled ‘Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa’, to be held from September 16th to 26th 2013 in Cape Town. This year’s short, intensive, 10 day residential course seeks to expand the skills and knowledge of women and men in the Sub-Saharan Africa region to scale up work on engaging men and boys in gender equality, and build a network of leaders and gender justice advocates. In so doing, it aims to strengthen existing work on the greater involvement of men and boys in the prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS, fatherhood, LGBTI rights and other issues pertaining to gender equality. The course is intended for gender activists, programme staff and project managers from women’s rights, children’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS, and LGBTI organisations, youth leaders, government officials, UN Agency representatives, donors, academics and media advocates. Applications are to be submitted by no later than May 31st 2013 and successful candidates will be notified by no later than July 1st 2013. For further information you can contact Tanya on (021) 423 7088 or send an email to alternatively visit

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