Activity of MONA - Magyarországi Női Alapítvány (MONA Foundation for Women in Hungary)
Aims and objectives
MONA is one of the oldest feminist advocacy groups in Hungary. The foundation does advocacy, research and capacity building on a wide range of gender equality issues. Some of their more recent projects have targeted men. MONA's mission is to initiate public debate to show the wealth of men's and women's roles and equal standing in a democratic society, but also reveal the unjust inequalities which to this day characterise women's position in the economic, social and political spheres. The aims are to promote equality between women and men; to foster dialogue between governmental institutions and civil society regarding the issue of equal opportunities for women; and to influence society - and through it governmental bodies - to increase equal opportunities for women (including through gender mainstreaming).
Name: MONA - Magyarországi Női Alapítvány (MONA Foundation for Women in Hungary)
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Hungary
Organisation Zip Code: 1537
Name: Lídia Balogh
MONA has had several projects in the past directly aimed at men, namely in the field of equal division of childcare and work in the household and on intimate partner violence against women. These projects included directly involving men, e.g. in mixed-gender workshops and at all-male awareness-raising / training events. These projects also indirectly reached men when the recommendations of the projects were implemented.
MONA does significant public awareness raising work, including speaking at conferences and events, organising awareness-raising events (e.g. at festivals), publishing articles in the mainstream media and blogs, and appearing on radio and TV shows. Through these, MONA reaches a significant number of adult men and young men.
MONA carries out training on prostitution and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. These training sessions had approximately 85 participants between 2009-March 2011, of which approximately 2/5 were men. Project "Men in Father Roles" (2007) aimed at educating and awareness raising for district nurses about increasing the role of men in child care and family matters. It was supported by the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs. Results included an information booklet for district nurses and a project report (see publications list). http://mona-hungary.hu/object.83177131-e552-4b84-87e3-a07a695941e2.ivy Project ALTRA (2007), supported by EC Daphne, developed an innovative prison programme for both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in prison. The project covered 3 countries: Spain, Hungary and Germany. Part of the programme targeted men directly. The project resulted in two project reports: one on already existing programmes in the field, one on programmes developed within the framework of the project, and a manual for prison programmes. http://www.mona-hungary.hu/object.1a35ba0b-e7d5-420e-bdf8-1ad90eb461b6.ivy
- Neményi M. and Takács J. (2008) Az apák családi szerepvállalása védőnői tapasztalatok tükrében (Fathers' roles in the family based on perceptions of district nurses), Védőnő, 2008/3, 18(3), 31-36.
- Balogh L. ed. (2007) Férfiak apaszerepben (Men in father roles) http://www.mona-hungary.hu//kepek/upload/2008-06/mona_ferfi_apaszerepben...
- Bosch M., Heim D., Camarasa M. and Igareda N., Safrany R., Wegner K. and David K-P. (2007) Programmes in prisons in European Union Member States for women who have experienced gender violence and for men who have committed violence against, Altra - Daphne. http://www.mona-hungary.hu//kepek/upload/2008-02/AltraCommonEUReport.pdf
- Bosch M., Heim D., Camarasa M. and Igareda N., Sáfrány R. and Bálint K., Wegner K. and David K-P. (2007) Comparative Report. Hungary/ Germany/Spain. Programmes within and outside of prisons for women who have suffered gender violence and for men who have perpetrated gender violence women, Altra - Daphne. http://www.mona-hungary.hu//kepek/upload/2008-02/ALTRA_comparative_repor...
- SURT ed. (2007) Tackling Gender Violence in Prison: Manual of In-Prison Programmes against Gender-Based Violence, Altra - Daphne. http://www.mona-hungary.hu//kepek/upload/2008-02/ALTRA_manual_EN.pdf