EK SAATH PROGRAMME FOR MEN

 

Working with Boys and Men on Gender Equality

 

 

Target area

North eastern states

 

 

Target Groups

Interested Individuals and organizations, Boys, Media and Academic.

 

 

Introduction to FEM

FEM is a network of individuals and organizations who came together in 2007, with the primary objectives of working with men and boys to usher in a just and peaceful society. Alongside our shared efforts towards gender equity, many of us are active in fields as diverse as community development, public health, education and the arts.  Professionally as well as personally, we have come to realize that it is critical to intervene in the area of masculinities for bringing about meaningful and durable changes in discriminatory practices in our respective fields of endeavour.

 

 

Activities

FEM’s activities are mostly implemented by partners at the local level and include community campaigns, advocacy on women’s rights and child rights. FEM also provides capacity building support to its members including opportunities for developing perspective and joint plans of actions through discussion and dialogues.

At the national level, FEM runs an online communication platform which includes a listerv and a website with regional pages to enable sharing in regional languages by partners and grassroots activists. 

FEM members of different states coordinate and participate in collective campaigns on gender issues like “16 days activism against gender based violence” and One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign – global campaign calling for an end to violence against women, and for gender justice. FEM members have been taking an active part in rallies, outreach and pother public events establishing the need for greater participation of men for eradication of discrimination.

 

 

1st Northeast Regional Symposium: Men and Boys for Gender Justice

The 1st NE Symposium on Men and Boys on Gender Justice held from 5th to 6th November 2014 at Lumding Assam. The symposium was attended by the participants of the Seven states locally called seven sisters. Since the concept of Men engaging is quite new among the NE it was difficult to identify the appropriate participants who could well contribute in the symposium.

However , the networks of Human Right activists and women rights activists played a meaningful role in identifying the participants from various section viz.; Youth leader’s, Lawyers, Trade Union leaders, Journalists, Child right activists Minority community leaders, Representatives of diverse ethnic groups like, Meite, Naga, Zeme Naga, Khasia, Garo, Nishi, Bodo, Mizo, Dimasha and Karbi. Besides a large number of Bengali, Hindi and Assamese speaking youth also took part in those two days deliberation.

 

 

2nd Northeast Conclave of Forum to Engage Men

Second Northeast Conclave of FEM held at Lumding Assam, from 8th to 9th July 2016 attended by the Academics, Lawyers, Media Persons, trade unionist and activists working on violence and human rights in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura.

 

 

Supporting Agency

Centre For Health and Social Justice, New Delhi


OUR PROJECTS

- ARYABHATTA SCIENCE CENTRE
- HIV/AIDS
- SELF HELP GROUP PROMOTION
- FOOD & NUTRITION
- EK SAATH PROGRAMME FOR MEN
- ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION