There are countless organizations committed to ending violence against women, and quite a few network hubs linking such organizations together.  For example, MenEngage is “a global alliance of NGOs and UN agencies that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality.”  Their membership numbers in the hundreds, and they appear to utilize what Keck and Sikkink have termed information politics (in that they share information and hold training sessions for their network members in order to build their capacity) and also leverage politics (in that they partner with powerful actors to affect change – such as the UNFPA for their 2009 Global Symposium on Engaging Boys and Men).

Many of the NGOs in the MenEngage network concern themselves with eve-teasing, such as the International Center for Research on Women, whose recent study revealed that most teenage boys in Mumbai consider eve-teasing “harmless and inoffensive.”

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