men, masculinities and gender politics

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  • 06 Nov 2015

    Is a lack of ‘male role models’ the source of the problems faced - and caused - by young men today? Does involving more men in boys’ care and welfare make a difference? How much do we actually know about the importance of gender in work with young men?

  • 02 Oct 2015

    White Ribbon Canada has released a framework for the evaluation of efforts to engage men and boys in ending gender-based violence.
    In October 2013, White Ribbon began coordinating a National Community of Practice comprising of organizations with projects funded by Status of Women Canada’s “Working Together: Engaging Communities to End Violence Against Women and Girls.” Together we are building a National Community of Practice focused on sharing lessons learned, challenges and enabling factors in engaging men and boys for gender-based violence prevention.

  • 30 Sep 2015

    UPDATE: Please see below for the full program of the conference.

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    CALL FOR PAPERS | Postgraduate Conference: Masculinities, Violence and (Post-) Conflict

    Date: Thursday, 14 January 2016, 09:00 – 17:00
    Venue: Ulster University, York St. Campus (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

  • 27 Sep 2015

  • 10 Sep 2015

    When Men Change tells the story of four men who changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence. In recent years, there has been increased interest in exploring how men can contribute to promoting gender equality and preventing violence against women and girls. As the evidence base grows, now is the time to answer the question: “What works to engage men in achieving gender equality?”

  • 10 Sep 2015

    Gender, Work and Organization (GWO)
    9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, 29th June-1st July, 2016
    Keele University, UK

    Masculinities: a non/contested terrain?

    David Knights, Lancaster University & Open University, ENGLAND
    Alison Pullen, Macquarie University, AUSTRALIA

    Since the 1970s discourses of managerialism and masculinity have been pre-eminent in organizations
    within neo-liberal economies. They thrive on disembodied and phallogocentric modes of rationality

  • 27 Aug 2015

    Our world is a deeply unequal one. Systemic inequalities which disadvantage women and advantage men are visible around the globe. Whether one looks at political power and authority, economic resources and decision-making, sexual and family relations, or media and culture, one finds gender inequalities. These are sustained in part by constructions of masculinity–by the cultural meanings associated with being a man, the practices which men adopt, and the collective and institutional organisation of men’s lives and relations.

  • 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.