Men, Boys and Equality

Policies related to "men, boys, and equality" in the context of gender equality in cities are a set of strategic measures aimed at addressing and involving men and boys in the pursuit of gender equality. These policies recognize that gender equality benefits everyone and aim to challenge traditional stereotypes and norms that may perpetuate harmful behaviors and practices by so-called toxic masculinities. By engaging men and boys as allies and advocates, these policies promote a culture of respect, consent, and shared responsibility in urban environments, ultimately creating safer and more equitable cities. The goal is to establish cities where all individuals, regardless of gender, can thrive and contribute to their full potential, fostering a society that values and respects the rights and experiences of all genders.

Best Practice Examples:

"Men Speak Out" by Gams Belgium

Fighting harmful FGM practices by working together with men in the community. 

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