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Engaging #Men&Boys to #EndVAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) Tweetathon June 15-16, 2014

Dear Friends

Join us! On Father’s Day (June 15th) and the Day of the African Child (June 16th) to highlight ways in which men and boys are engaged in, and can mobilize to end/prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). VAWG is a grave violation of human rights and bodily integrity, that not only affects the well-being of women but their families, their community and country-causing greater healthcare/legal expenses, losses in productivity and overall development.

This conversation is a follow-up and a response to the following ongoing campaigns: #EndChildMarriageNow (Africa Union 2-yr campaign), #TimetoAct, #MenstruationMatters, #BringBackOurGirls, #JusticeforLiz, #WEA and #TheAfricaWeWant. Also, this is the first in our series to raise consciousness for gender equality using hashtag #Men&Boys to #EndVAWG.

Join in on June 15-16 and:

Use the hashtags: #Men&Boys and #EndVAWG
Click here for our Social Media Kit, including sample tweets and a social media map,
Invite your friends on Facebook , and
Engage in dialogue that illustrates the progress, challenges, and solutions applicable in our communities.

We want to know where (your country) and how #Men&Boys are participating to #EndVAWG | What are the challenges? | Why is it important to engage #Men&Boys? | Is violence against women and girls a #Men&Boys issue?

Importantly, to help us stay in touch with you, and improve sustainability of #EndVAWG via #Men&Boys as allies, please take 2 minutes to participate in this survey

We look forward to engaging with you on Twitter and Facebook.

In Solidarity,

Joanne Oport, MPA | @awuoroport

Deborah Dauda, MA/MPH| LEPA_Initiative , @LEPA_Initiative

Kennedy Otina | Men 2 Men Program, @FEMNETProg , @jakateng

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