In Europe, over the past 50 years, considerable progress has been made in achieving gender equality and fulfilling the rights of women and girls. However, much remains to be done. For instance, data confirms that a large portion of European women and girls still report having been victims of physical violence by their male partners or other men and boys.
Moreover, current European policies yet fail to effectively engage men and boys as parts of the solutions as do they fail in addressing many issues facing men and boys. Often, problems such as the higher rates of suicide among men and boys, accidents, substance abuse, crime, violence etcetera are not recognized as gendered issues. The missing notion of masculinities as social constructs in current policies and program approaches lead to loss of effectiveness. This, in turn, contributes to the problems facing women and girls.
It is time to bring men and boys more substantially into all aspects of gender policy and programming in Europe to more effectively promote the wellbeing of all.
The European section on this community portal provides a space for men and women from across the region to share resources, engage each other in discussions and mobilize around common issues. European NGO:s may become members of the emerging regional network MenEngage Europe. For more information on the MenEngage Alliance, please visit www.menengage.org."
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