Transforming the Kenyan Society to denounce all forms of violence and embrace gender equality and human rights


Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN) was formed in the year 2001 as an initiative to engage with men and boys for the promotion of gender equality and human rights. Since its inception, MEGEN have worked with different stakeholders to ensure its programmes reach a wide audience and particularly people at the grassroots. MEGEN was first registered as an autonomous Society in Kenya in 2005. In 2011, the organisation changed status to a National Non- Governmental Organisation. Our experience helped us to broaden our thinking and thus widen the scope of our thinking and engagement. As we interacted with different communities, the intersection between Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), HIV & AIDS became apparent. We found a group of men who gave us inspiration in working with men and to help them live positively especially those who had contracted HIV & AIDS.

Communication & Advocacy

This programme seeks to strengthen the capacity of MEGEN members and the public and to empower them with knowledge and skills to effectively address issues of sexual and gender based violence and the violation of their human rights, to share experiences and use the lessons learnt to reach others.

Capacity Building

This is built on the principles of empowerment, participation and inclusion, which are at the core of our mandate and central to human development. This is because we see disempowerment, discrimination, voicelessness, marginalisation and exclusion as major causes as well as results of poverty, conflict and suffering.

Research Development

MEGEN endeavors to develop programmes and projects that are moving from discovery to goal oriented and therefore address the needs of the diverse communities that it serves. To this end, the research and development programme is tasked with the responsibilities of conducting baseline surveys, monitoring and evaluation of MEGEN activities

Survivor Support

As the name suggests, this programme was designed with a sole motive of reaching out to survivors of SGBV and helping them to access justice and other comprehensive care and support services that can help them regain their confidence, dignity, healing and productivity. MEGEN believes that unless people can influence decisions that directly affect their lives