Engaging men and boys means that men and boys are actively involved in a certain process. Usually this term is used in reference to achieving gender equality with the active participation of men. This concept goes against previous assumptions that gender equality is 'a woman's issue', and supports the belief that true equality cannot be achieved by leaving out half of the world’s population, especially when men and boys continue to hold significantly more power than women. Furthermore, adopting this approach recognizes the fact that men and boys also suffer from gendered expectations, which can significantly impact how they live their lives.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation