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EQUALITY HOUSE 49-50 O'Connell Street,
Waterford, X91 E866, Ireland

Men's Development Network, Block B Buckley Hall,
27-30 Buckingham Street Lower, Dublin 1, D01 YA44


For this year’s Men’s Health Week, why not join us in Waterford on Thursday 13th June for a Walk and a Health and Wellbeing Workshop. We will meet at the main gates of People’s Park and walk together!
We have two time slots available, you can attend either at 10.30 am or 6.30 pm. Here are the links for registration:
See you there!

Three core elements to engaging males

The Men’s Development Programme has been in existence since 1997 and is central to engaging men and boys and creation of gender-equal communities and society. The Programme has 3 core elements: 

  • To engage men and boys in new conversations around their physical, mental, emotional, social, and interpersonal health and wellbeing. 
  • To develop capacities and skillsets of men and boys, including as community leaders and advocates for gender equality. 
  • To assist participants in the Development Programme to be their most authentic selves. 

The Men’s Development Programme creates spaces which enable lifelong long learning, the development of new realisations and of self, in an environment which fosters development in collective settings. 

The Development Programme also creates innovative evidence and practice-based methods for engaging men and boys. One such tool is The 7 Key Questions, a method which is regularly applied in the Development Programme in engaging men in personal reflection, in one-to-one conversations, or in a men’s development group setting. 

Following a strengths-based approach, The 7 Key Questions encourage individual reflection, identification of challenges and an invitation to take the identified action(s).  

All aspects of our Development Programme are guided by and seek to assist in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Engaging men and boys in reflection, thought and action is of import in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an NGO and member of civil society, the Men’s Development Network embrace our role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at community level through our Men’s Development Programme. 

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