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Ubuntu is often translated as “humanity towards others” or “I am because you are”. It is a Nguni Bantu term from Southern Africa. ‘Ubuntu’ speaks to the universal connection between every person. A shared sense of compassion, responsibility, and humanity for all.

It is a concept that is grounded in African thought and identity, and has an important and positive message for the whole world.

The symposium which will kick off from 10-12th November in Rwanda at the Lemigo hotel ; and virtually around the world ; will gather experts, activists, women’s rights organizations working in the area of gender justice and men and masculinities to share experiences and insights in the area of engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality and women empowerment.