Male engagement in family planning/reproductive health refers to the involvement of men and boys—where appropriate—as FP method users, supportive partners, and agents of change in order to actively promote gender equality and transform inequitable or harmful gender norms, including, but not limited to, harmful forms of masculinity across the life stages. Ultimately, this approach aims to improve FP/RH outcomes for men and women in cooperative ways that protect and encourage women’s agency.

This tool offers guidance on how to advocate with various audiences to bring about further investment in, commitment to, and implementation of male engagement to improve FP/RH outcomes. Users should adapt and expand upon the tool according to their specific needs.