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#GenderSolidarity-What is Male Allyship?

By Osai Ojigho

Global Advisory Council-IAWL

 

As a human rights activist and women's rights advocate, I believe that male allyship in the fight for women’s human rights is a crucial component for achieving gender equality. Male allies play a critical role in ensuring that the voices of women are heard.


Male allies can do a lot in the fight for gender equality today by taking an active role in creating opportunities for women and girls in the spaces where they control.


Male allies can use their male privilege to provide a safe environment for women and girls to speak.