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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women's Economic Empowerment

Sponsored by  SEEP
May 4, 2016 (Wed), 9:30am-10:30am (US EST)

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In order to shift gender norms, it is important to meaningfully include men in the conversation, but how do you move beyond engagement and towards behavior change? This webinar will discuss technical best practices and promising approaches to promote men’s participation in women’s economic empowerment. The panelists will highlight specific approaches and methods being utilized by the SEEP Network and MenEngage Alliance members in the field, highlighting innovative tools, trainings, activities, and programming that promote male champions for women’s economic empowerment. 


This webinar is hosted by SEEP's Women's Economic Empowerment Working Group, as a part of its "Innovations in Women's Economic Empowerment" webinar series. 


Janvier Kubwinmana, CARE

Janvier KubwimanaJanvier Kubwimana is a development professional with 10 years of experience in development and health. Currently, as Project Manager of a NORAD-funded Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project since 2013, he has successfully overseen diverse development and humanitarian interventions in roles as Project Manager, Gender Advisor, Program Coordinator, and a general practitioner within International Non-Governmental Organization, United Nation Agencies, and Government institutions. Janvier holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies.

Julio Langa, HOPEM

Julio LangaJulio Langa is a Mozambican human rights educator. He has worked with several national and international organizations, including multilateral and bilateral agencies, in different roles and perspectives such as trainer, volunteer, researcher, consultant and programs manager. His professional background also includes working in a private university as an assistant lecturer of Anthropology and collaborations in research programs. He has received two degrees, one in social science and one in cultural anthropology. He has also been trained and practicing social accountability monitoring. Presently he is the National Coordinator of HOPEM, a Mozambican network of human rights organizations and activists working on issues of masculinity, gender equality, health, sexual and reproductive rights, gender based violence, and peace building. Julio also serves as the co-chair of MenEngage Africa Network and is the editor of Ser Homem, a magazine specialized on masculinity issues. 


Oswaldo Montoya, MenEngage Alliance Global Secretariat

Oswaldo MontoyaOswaldo Montoya works as a Network Associate for the MenEngage Alliance Global Secretariat, which is an international network dedicated to transform harmful masculinities and engage men and boys in gender justice by organizing men in partnership with women, advocating for progressive policies, campaigning and sharing information and resources. Oswaldo is one of the founders of the Men's Group against Violence in Nicaragua and a former Fulbright scholar, holding a Master's degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology from Boston College. For over twenty years he has served as a trainer, program manager, researcher, university teacher, consultant, and counselor engaging men and boys in gender equality work and promoting children’s right to protection from all forms of violence. Oswaldo worked with Puntos de Encuentro, a Nicaraguan feminist organization, with EMERGE, a domestic violence program in the US and with Save the Children, promoting children's rights. He is the author of several publications and educational manuals and has contributed to successful educational campaigns, advocacy, training programs and alliances to work with boys and men.



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