The Man Up Campaign, along with Oxford Epidemiology Services and ResultsinHealth have teamed up to document aspirations and dreams of fathers for their daughters from countries around the world. The objectives of this study are to:
1. To what extent are father’s aspirations for their daughters in line with gender equality?
2. What are the key themes and patterns?
3. Do fathers’ aspirations differ by socioeconomic status or religion?
4. What are key ways to engage fathers in the path on gender equality that build on their aspirations and dreams for their daughters?
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Man Up Campaign Youth and leacership help plan and attend the first ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) On March 11 and 12, 2016, the held in New York. Organized by UN Women, YWCA, the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality and partners.
The two-day forum gathered over 300 participants from all over the world who are active and engaged in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and specifically in achieving gender equality. The key outcome of the two-day meeting was the development of a set of “Youth-Agreed Conclusions” for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At the end of the conference, the Conclusions were presented to the Chair of the CSW60, Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nation in New York H.E. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. For the first time ever, a youth representative also made a statement at the opening session of CSW60, on 14 March, highlighting the role of youth in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
From Harlem to the United Nations
Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, Community Mayor of Harlem and Goodwill Ambassador to Africa along with the Man Up Campaign invited the world to celebrate International Women’s Day in a high-tech club atmosphere and help kick off the United Nations’ historic Beijing+20 Conference in a memorable way!
This International Women's Day was especially noteworthy, as it not only marked the twentieth anniversary of the seminal 1995 Beijing Conference on Women, and the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the U.N., but also was the largest march for gender equality in America since 1978, and saw Man Up's announcement of the S.M.A.R.T. framework for life-cycle gender education, by Man Up Campaign.
Man Up Campaign was thrilled to host Zero Degrees of Separation, an event that emphasized the interconnectedness, or "zero degrees of separation," among all human beings. It offered a unique convergence of place and opportunity, showcasing the work of Man Up delegates from Africa and South Asia in a spirit of celebration and inspiration. The festivities were held on Sunday, March 8 (International Women’s Day), at MIST Harlem, an innovative cultural and educational venue in one of New York City’s most historically significant areas.
Among the evening’s highlights for the several hundred attendees, included dignitaries from around the world and community residents:
Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, founder and president of the New Future Foundation discussed the journey from the 1995 Beijing Women's Conference 20 years ago to today.
We heard from noted feminist organizer Shelby Knox, first introduced to most of the activist community via the award-winning documentary The Education of Shelby Knox, and currently Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights for Change.org.
We also heard from popular actor and musician Penn Badgley, best-known to most audiences for his work in the television series Gossip Girl, but who also appears in the current NBC series The Slap and in the upcoming feature film Anarchy.
Attendees had the opportunity to screen 2015 Sundance Film Festival selection The Mask You Live In.
The music of Dylan Golden, Pax Humana, and DJ ĀGARD got everyone on their feet and dancing!
- Man Up Campaign was joined by Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinity and Lions Club International to announce our new gender-focused, life-cycle engagement initiative targeting schoolchildren in India based on the “Lions Quest” social-emotional wellness curriculum. With your help we intend to extend the program globally to become the largest gender education program in the world.
How to conduct a one-year marketing campaign for greater awareness of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
We're pleased, and proud, to share with you the fruits of a lot of hard work by folks on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a manual that details how to run a one-year campaign in Great Lakes Region of central Africa to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.
The project was spearheaded by Jimmie, Emily Fischer, and Elizabeth Mayer here in the U.S., and researched and piloted by a number of activists in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was funded through a grant from the World Bank, to whom we say thank you very much!
Are You Man Enough? Manual Stop Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Are You In The House West Coast!
We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Eugene Hung! New York-born and Texas-bred, he's been a husband for thirteen years and a father of two daughters, ages five and eight. He's also a credentialed social studies and math teacher, a licensed minister, a writer for Asiance Magazine, and an activist with experience advocating for women and girls, people of color, homeless folks, and the environment.