UN Women Champions Of Change Stand Up

Man Up Campaign ED determination on engaging youth in ending gender based violence

UN Women Champions Of Change Stand Up

Metropolitan New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a grand reception to honor Champions Of Change to Stand Up for Women Worldwide. UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Metropolitan New York Chapter is the oldest and largest of 16 chapters of the US National Committee, designated to fundraise for UN Women program in 100 countries.

Kicking off the 30 Champions Of Change to Kick-off this International Campaign, Man Up Campaign Executive Director Fred Sullivan selected as 1 of the first 30 Champions of Gender Equality in this campaign.  He determines to continue of work on the engaging youth of all gender in creating equality, inclusion, and opportunity as the foundation to end gender-based violence. Man Up Campaign plans for a new set of regional summits beginning in 2018 South Asia to focus on challenging the SDGs through the SDG5 gender lens in their countries and communities. Work past work in the legal foundations in the area on International Criminal Court ICC and current on CEDAW cities including a current campaign to create a gender equality law for the City of New York.  

These leaders are leading the charge in a movement to activate a movement in every country for a social change. Help to continue making progress on UN Women’s key priorities- ending violence, economic and political empowerment, advancing peace, security and humanitarian response, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through as a lens and foundation SDG5 Gender Equality.  

Unlock your genius, Create equality!

It's Genius Week Join us for Man Up Campaign's Social Venture Start-Up Workshop. The ventures theme will be creating equality SDG #5. We with the Innovation Filter Model of a powerful tool used at Venture Acceleration. We will create a Success Equation Worksheet to pitch funding. A genius reference Robin Chase's book Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality A Foundation For Ending Gender Based Violence

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality A Foundation For Ending Gender Based Violence

Man Up Campaign believes that achieving gender equality is the foundation for ending gender-based violence and achieving all of the SDGs. We will think, speak and act on achieving gender equality, inclusiveness and opportunity for all genders. Begin your champion's journey — join youth around the world in achieving the goals!

SDGs - UN website

  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
  • Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
  • Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
  • Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate
  • Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences
  • Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws
  • Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular, information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
  • Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels

International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality!

March 5-8, 2015, just before CSW 59 at the UN marking 20 years since World Conference on Women in Beijing, China

Mark your calendars! The Man Up Campaign, along with the Center for Men and Masculinities at Stony Book University, the American Men's Studies Association, and the MenEngage Network, is sponsoring the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality!

The conference will run from March 5-8, 2015, in New York City and takes place just before the United Nations' annual two-week meeting of the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW). This particular gathering of the CSW marks the twentieth year since the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. Thus, this year's CSW meeting, sometimes referred to as "Beijing+20," takes on special significance.

In New York City Schools Expanded Success Initiative ESI

In New York City Schools Expanded Success Initiative ESI

In late October, Jimmie and Fred spoke to the young men of the Expanded Success Initiative, a project of the New York City mayor's office which equips Black and Latino high school boys for college and career success. Also speaking was another friend of Man Up, Jason Higgins, who serves as the program director for the New York Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violence.

Father's Dreams for their Daughters

Father's Dreams for their Daughters

The Man Up Campaign, along with Oxford Epidemiology Services and ResultsinHealth have teamed up to document aspirations and dreams of fathers for their daughters from countries around the world. The objectives of this study are to:

1. To what extent are father’s aspirations for their daughters in line with gender equality?
2. What are the key themes and patterns?
3. Do fathers’ aspirations differ by socioeconomic status or religion?
4. What are key ways to engage fathers in the path on gender equality that build on their aspirations and dreams for their daughters?

Take the Survey (or pass to a friend)

Man Up Campaign Youth Lead in 1st Youth CSW Forum

Man Up Campaign Youth Lead in 1st Youth CSW Forum

Man Up Campaign Youth and leacership help plan and attend the  first ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) On March 11 and 12, 2016, the held in New York. Organized by UN Women, YWCA, the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality and partners.

The two-day forum gathered over 300 participants from all over the world who are active and engaged in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and specifically in achieving gender equality. The key outcome of the two-day meeting was the development of a set of “Youth-Agreed Conclusions” for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At the end of the conference, the Conclusions were presented to the Chair of the CSW60, Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nation in New York H.E. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. For the first time ever, a youth representative also made a statement at the opening session of CSW60, on 14 March, highlighting the role of youth in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Zero Degrees of Separation

From Harlem to the United Nations

queenmo-215x300Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, Community Mayor of Harlem and Goodwill Ambassador to Africa along with the Man Up Campaign invited the world to celebrate International Women’s Day in a high-tech club atmosphere and help kick off the United Nations’ historic Beijing+20 Conference in a memorable way!

This International Women's Day was especially noteworthy, as it not only marked the twentieth anniversary of the seminal 1995 Beijing Conference on Women, and the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the U.N., but also was the largest march for gender equality in America since 1978, and saw Man Up's announcement of the S.M.A.R.T. framework for life-cycle gender education, by Man Up Campaign.

Man Up Campaign was thrilled to host Zero Degrees of Separation, an event that emphasized the interconnectedness, or "zero degrees of separation," among all human beings. It offered a unique convergence of place and opportunity, showcasing the work of Man Up delegates from Africa and South Asia in a spirit of celebration and inspiration. The festivities were held on Sunday, March 8 (International Women’s Day), at MIST Harlem, an innovative cultural and educational venue in one of New York City’s most historically significant areas.

Among the evening’s highlights for the several hundred attendees, included dignitaries from around the world and community residents: 

  • Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, founder and president of the New Future Foundation discussed the journey from the 1995 Beijing Women's Conference 20 years ago to today.

  • We heard from noted feminist organizer Shelby Knox, first introduced to most of the activist community via the award-winning documentary The Education of Shelby Knox, and currently Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights for Change.org.

  • We also heard from popular actor and musician Penn Badgley, best-known to most audiences for his work in the television series Gossip Girl, but who also appears in the current NBC series The Slap and in the upcoming feature film Anarchy.

  • Attendees had the opportunity to screen 2015 Sundance Film Festival selection The Mask You Live In.

  • The music of Dylan Golden, Pax Humana, and DJ ĀGARD got everyone on their feet and dancing!

  • Man Up Campaign was joined by Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinity and Lions Club International to announce our new gender-focused, life-cycle engagement initiative targeting schoolchildren in India based on the “Lions Quest” social-emotional wellness curriculum. With your help we intend to extend the program globally to become the largest gender education program in the world.

Are You Man Enough to Stop Sexual and Gender Based Violence

How to conduct a one-year marketing campaign for greater awareness of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

Are You Man Enough to Stop Sexual and Gender Based Violence

We're pleased, and proud, to share with you the fruits of a lot of hard work by folks on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a manual that details how to run a one-year campaign in Great Lakes Region of central Africa to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.

The project was spearheaded by Jimmie, Emily Fischer, and Elizabeth Mayer here in the U.S., and researched and piloted by a number of activists in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was funded through a grant from the World Bank, to whom we say thank you very much!

Are You Man Enough? Manual Stop Sexual and Gender Based Violence. 

Launching a Chapter in L.A.!

Are You In The House West Coast!

We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Eugene Hung! New York-born and Texas-bred, he's been a husband for thirteen years and a father of two daughters, ages five and eight. He's also a credentialed social studies and math teacher, a licensed minister, a writer for Asiance Magazine, and an activist with experience advocating for women and girls, people of color, homeless folks, and the environment.

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