Webinar: Positively Men - Inspiring engagement for gender equality

UNESCO’s Division for Gender Equality in collaboration with Women in Africa is organizing the virtual event “Positively Men - Inspiring engagement for gender equality” on 16 March 15:00/16:00 (CET).
Father and son having a good time while cooking together

Gender Equality is everybody’s business. Yet, widespread beliefs and attitudes can be used as an excuse for men to feel unconcerned, and for their behaviors to remain unquestioned. While Gender Based Violence has been high on the global agenda since the onset of the #MeToo movement – calling into question men’s systemic violence against women – much remains to be done to understand how many other social issues could be tackled with a meaningful and engaged participation of men for gender equality.

Positively Men is a campaign that gives a voice to those men and women who have found ways to combat stereotypes and toxic masculinities and move towards equality in their daily life. Be it in the field of entrepreneurship, research, design or music, these testimonials give positive examples of engagement that can teach something about building global movements for equality where men are part of the positive change. This webinar offers the opportunity to hear more about what it takes to be a Positive Man, and to learn more about UNESCO’s commitment and actions for gender equality. Positively Men is a campaign launched by UNESCO and Women in Africa in 2021 under the patronage of the Permanent Delegations of Iceland and Oman, Co-Chairs of the UNESCO Group of Friends for Gender Equality


Positively Men - Inspiring engagement for gender equality

When: 16 March 2022, from 3pm to 4pm (CET).

Registration is open through this link

Programme of the Day


3:00pmMs Jamila Sefatoui, Director for Gender EqualityUNESCO
3:05pmMs Hafsat Abiola, PresidentWomen in Africa

Fireside chat

How to engage young men for gender equality?
with the moderation of Ms Kerenn Elkaïm, Journalist

3:10pmMr Lucas Salmon, Positive-language music coachNorway
Mr Richard Siaw, Youth empowerment advocateGhana
3:40pmQuestion and answers with the participants


3.50pmH.E. Mr Elman Abdullayev, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Azerbaijan to UNESCO
3.55pmDr Irma Erlingsdottir, Professor and Director of the Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (GEST) - University of Iceland