Engaging men from a positive perspective: The Alliance believes that women and girls and boys and men and the wider society would benefit from recognition of these issues and appropriate action to transform non-equitable and violent versions of manhood and redress power inequalities related to gender. We seek to build examples of men already acting in more gender-equitable and non-violent ways.
Participation: The Alliance will strive to include and take into account the voices of men and women, boys and girls, at the community level, and the voices of community-level NGOs.
Non-discrimination: The Alliance will actively advocate against, question and seek to overcome, sexism, social exclusion, homophobia, racism or any form of discriminatory behavior against women or gay/bisexual/transgender men and women, or on any other basis.
Transparency: The Alliance will be transparent, honest, fair and ethical in all of its actions, including making public its sources of funding and annual budget.
Collaboration: The MenEngage partners seek to work in collaboration, dialoguing openly about institutional differences and achieving consensus whenever possible.
Evidence base: The MenEngage partners seek to build on evidence-based approaches to engaging men and boys.
Human rights perspective and life cycle approach: The partners recognize the need to apply a human rights perspective in all their activities and to take into account a lifecycle and ecological approach that incorporates both the individual as well as the broader social and structural contexts that shape gender inequalities.