Engaging Men for Gender Equality Strategies for program implementation (November 8-10, 2022)

WRUA members raise their hands in a pledge to look after the forest. Patrick Shepherd/CIFOR

Join this interactive workshop to explore practices, skills, and research around how to engage men for gender equality. You will explore principles of accountability, the benefits, strategies, and methods for engaging men for gender equality and will learn how these have been utilized in global and community development contexts. Participants will practice applying what they've learned to a project they are working on or a case study of their choice.

This course is in English

What will you learn?

  • Effective strategies and practical ways to mobilize men for transform restrictive gender norms
  • How to adapt these strategies approaches to different sectors 
  • How to develop an action plan for male engagement activities

What resources do you need to do it?

Internet access

More about this training

Session I: Core concepts

The first session will introduce and review core concepts of gender, social norms, and masculinities. Participants will reflect on how these concepts are evolving over time.

Session II: Principles of working with men for gender equality

The second session will be a deep dive into the concept of male engagement, its benefits, and risks. Participants will learn about the principles of working with men for gender equality, including the essential principle of accountability, and identify practical ways these have been put into practice.

Session III: Effective strategies and practical ways to mobilize men for transform restrictive gender norms

Using research and best practices, this session will share what makes an effective strategy for male engagement in gender equality. Participants will explore specific practices for male engagement across all levels of the socio-ecological model.

Session IV: How to adapt approaches to different sectors

Participants will apply the strategies and best practices to different development contexts (violence against women and girls, health, care work and fatherhood) and reflect on the ways in which practitioners need to be adapt their approaches.

Session V: Action planning

Participants will practice developing action plans for male engagement activities and how to incorporate the principles, strategies, and best practices into a project action plan for their sector.

All training participants receive:

  • 9 hours of live facilitation with an experienced trainer and practitioner

  • Opportunities to learn from and with up to 15 other practitioners from around the world

  • Options for 1-on-1 Q&A or discussion with the trainer during office hours

  • A downloadable copy of a participants’ training manual with key terms and concepts

  • Access to a resource drive with resources and templates for applying what you learned

  • Opportunities to practice applying new concepts and techniques

  • Feedback from your trainer and peers

  • Certificate of completion from the Cynara Gender Training Platform

Dates: Tuesday, November 8 - Thursday, November 10

Daily at 8am - 11:30am EST (Washington DC) including a 30 minute break


This course offers a sliding fee scale to make the training accessible to individuals not backed by heavily resourced organizations.

  • Tier 1: $575 for institutions with annual budgets of greater than $4 million USD

  • Tier 2: $525 for (a) Individuals who work for institutions with annual budgets that are less than $4 million USD; or (b) individuals who are consultants, freelancers, or otherwise self-employed; or (c) individuals who are employed but self-paying. Use discount code NORMS002

  • Tier 3 Scholarship: $385 for students and early career professionals who are self-paying. Scholarships are limited. Apply here.

  • Tier 4 Scholarship: $100 for those who need financial aid. Scholarships are limited. Apply here.

  • Accommodation Scholarship. This scholarship covers the cost of an accommodation a participant may need to fully participate, such as translation or sign language interpretation. It does not cover the cost of participation. The scholarship amount depends on the accommodation that is needed. Apply here.

  • 20 percent discount for group registration of 3 or more

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact Cynara directly at trainings[at]cynara.co

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