Following the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Kenya where women and girls, as well as some men, were subject to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), tackling SGBV became a pressing issue in the country.
In order to improve our understanding and knowledge of shifting roles of men in movements to address SGBV through collective action in Kenya, Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN), the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) joined together to engage with multiple actors in Kenya for collective learning through a movement and influence mapping workshop in Nairobi to map out some of these key collective actors.
The criteria for selecting the actors to be added to the database were based upon organisations with programmes that work directly or indirectly with men and boys on the following:
- changing harmful gender norms;
- reducing rising cases of SGBV, HIV & AIDS;
- improving reproductive and sexual health; and
- building partnerships across organisations working with men and boys to establish links with other social justice movements.