Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the strategy exclusively about men?

The Male Champions of Change strategy is about men. We know that women’s activism is largely responsible for, and remains essential to, progress. However, the levers of power in nations and in organisations today, largely rest in the hands of men. Engaging men will drive and accelerate the change on what is not a women’s issue, but rather an economic and social issue.

This isn’t about men speaking for women or “saving” them. Women can look after themselves! The strategy is about men stepping up beside women and saying, “The promotion of gender equality is everyone’s business.” It’s about men stepping into the role they can and should play in creating change.