men, masculinities and gender politics

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  • 29 Jul 2015

    What is a ‘gender-synchronised’ approach to working with women and men to build gender equality? While this term is increasingly common, there are ambiguities and issues in its use. Michael Flood offers a quick discussion.

  • 19 Jul 2015

    “Gender,” in the environmental humanities and social sciences, has long been synonymous with “women.” Feminist and ecofeminist scholars have produced a great deal of work on the links between femininities and environments and on women’s involvement in environmental politics and practices. More recently, the emerging field of queer ecology has troubled the binary construction of gender that traditionally has informed (eco)feminist research. What remains under-addressed are the myriad ways in which masculinities and masculinized roles, identities, and practices shape human relationships with the more-than-human human world. Indeed, the few available scholarly articles that do interrogate masculinity and environment begin with the recognition (and a lament) that there is so little research available.

  • 15 Jul 2015

    The US organisation Demand Abolition is circulating a request for proposals to address men’s and boys’ demand for commercial sex.

    The text of Demand Abolition’s invitation is as follows. Please also see the two attachments.

    Request for Proposal: Movement Building through the Engagement of Men and Boys to End Sexual Exploitation.

  • 12 Jul 2015

    The social position of working-class men across the Western world has been transformed in recent decades. In material terms, the replacement of industrial sector jobs by unemployment and hyphenated forms of service work has all but removed old pathways into a respectable working-class masculinity for young men, while even those retaining a position in skilled manual labour find themselves worse off than their fathers had been relative to the rest of the workforce.

  • 06 Jul 2015

  • 22 Jun 2015

    CALL FOR PAPERS & ARTWORK
    Special issue on Men, Masculinities, and Violence
    Graduate Journal of Social Science

  • 17 Jun 2015

    Involved fatherhood is critical to gender equality and child development, reveals world’s first global fatherhood report
     
    Gender equality requires a revolution in the lives of men and boys, and achieving this requires urgent policy changes, MenCare-authored report argues in worldwide launch
     

  • 02 Jun 2015

    Ireland was the first country in the world to adopt a national men’s health policy (followed by Australia and Brazil). Given the relatively recent emergence of ‘men’s health’ as an important public health issue, the Irish government’s recognition of the need to address it at the strategic policy level was clearly a very far-sighted and significant step and has been widely recognised as such.

  • 01 Jun 2015

    How can we effectively engage men in preventing men’s violence against women? How can we mobilise their commitment and activism? The following guides and manuals provide useful guidance on the practicalities of this work. See below for PDF copies of each. Also see further below for other resources.

  • 14 May 2015

    CARE Uganda is looking for someone who can support them with participatory action research related to men's involvement in sexual, reproductive and maternal health.