Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality Programming Course


Since the 1990s, gender equality advocates have increasingly urged humanitarian and development organizations to engage men and boys as a complement to empowering women and girls. Through case studies, it will also look at how practitioners can use these key concepts to transform gender relations and overcome gender inequalities faced by women and men.

Participants will think critically about how men and boys can serve both as change agents and as target groups in realizing gender equality and gender justice for all. This course will focus on the lessons learned by organizations that have carried out gender equality programmes that have engaged men and boys in fields such as gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, domestic work and caregiving, education, income generation and economic empowerment of women.

Who should attend?

Any personnel deployed in area where there are conflicts should do this course. This ranges from Child protection advisors, women protection advisors, peace keepers among others.


5 days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
EMBGEP02 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
EMBGEP02 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

This course introduces participants to:

  • principles, strategies, normative frameworks and policy approaches that have emerged from this work.
  • Examining critical concepts such as masculinity, patriarchy and intersectionality
  • discusses why a holistic approach is central to achieving gender equality
  • explores the relationship between gender equality, sustainable development and human rights.

Course Content

  • Men, masculinities and gender; key concepts and normative/legal framework
  • Opportunities and challenges of engaging men and boys in gender equality programming
  • Gender-based violence
  • Sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS
  • Domestic work and caregiving
  • Lessons learned and the way ahead

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pick up is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814, +250 789 621 067 or mail [email protected] / [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the course start date

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