Co hosted by CEDIL and ICRW Asia
Date: 23 February 2022
A little more than 25 years ago at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo (1994) the Programme of Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights (SRHR) emphasized the importance of male involvement in SRHR.
Since then, there have been a number of interventions, programmes and studies that have included men as partners, addressed male involvement in SRH services including family planning, focused on men’s SRHR needs and worked with men to transform unequal gender power relations and norms by addressing masculinities or male norms.
In this seminar, we seek to present a CEDIL funded systematic review alongside key partners working in the field, the World Health Organization and the International Center for research on Women (ICRW) Asia.
Together we will present our understandings of the state of the evidence on engaging men and boys in family planning in LMICs and especially we present an analysis of the programme characteristics and components that can lead to male engagement and meeting the family planning needs of women and men in LMICS.
Patrick Ward is CEDIL Programme Director and has overall responsibility for the delivery of the programme, working closely with the Research Director as a member of the CEDIL Directorate. He oversees the Programme Directorate team in OPM and liaises with DFID, consortium members and other stakeholders. Patrick Ward is Director of Oxford Policy Management’s Statistics, Evidence and Accountability programme. He has more than 20 years’ experience in leading work in the monitoring and evaluation of development for both donor-financed programmes and government systems, particularly in the social sectors.
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