Presentation on theme: "International AIDS Conference 2012 Moving men into policy and ‘holding watchdogs to account’ 22 July 2012 By Cherith Sanger Policy Advocacy and Research."— Presentation transcript:
International AIDS Conference 2012 Moving men into policy and ‘holding watchdogs to account’ 22 July 2012 By Cherith Sanger Policy Advocacy and Research Unit Manager
Moving Men and Boys into Policy What do we mean by ‘moving men into policy’ for a gender just HIV response? Engaging men and boys should become a key preventative measure that forms part of a broader advocacy strategy to develop a gender just response to HIV. It should be written into the language of laws and policies to create duties that state actors and other stakeholders can be held accountable for when they fail to fulfil these duties.
Moving Men and Boys into Policy (continued) CSOs working with men and boys should build the capacity of men and boys to support women to hold law and policy makers and implementers accountable i.e. men and boys should be encouraged to be activists in relation to laws and policies that impact on gender equality and HIV.
Moving Men and Boys into Policy (Continued) How can we call for the inclusion of engaging men and boys in law and policy and move men and boys into the realm of policy for a gender just HIV response ? Lobby decision makers i.e. law and policy makers by: Making submissions to parliament during the legislative process Meetings, dialogues and letter writing Coalition building and Campaigns Impact/Strategic Litigation Gain support for advocacy efforts through capacity building in communities Media Advocacy
Watchdog & State Accountability How do we ‘hold Watchdogs to Account’? Sonke uses several advocacy strategies to hold institutions to account to ensure that they carry out gender transformative work to address the gender inequalities that drive HIV: The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)Monitor Julius Malema – Equality Court case Traditional Courts Bill