men, masculinities and gender politics

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  • 21 Jan 2016

    That we need to work with men and boys has become a key mantra of health programmes globally, particularly those concerned with HIV, violence and more recently sexual and reproductive health and rights, and yet there is very little known about how effective these programmes are, nor of the challenges, opportunities and politics of this work. A special issue of Culture, Health and Sexuality draws together a number of globally recognised authors to reflect on the field, as well as provide provocative insights into the politics and processes of working with men and boys.

  • 03 Jan 2016

    Challenging Patriarchy presents contributions to the evolution of thinking on men and masculinities in Gender and Development, drawing on three IDS Bulletins published over a period of more than a decade: Men, Masculinities and Development (2000), edited by Andrea Cornwall and Sarah White, Sexuality Matters (2006), edited by Andrea Cornwall and Susie Jolly, and

  • 11 Dec 2015

    A range of articles on male feminists, men supporting feminism, and so on have appeared in recent years. These populist articles have recurring themes regarding what men should do. Men should:

  • 27 Nov 2015

    How can men help to build gender equality at work? In this XY collection, we bring together key reports, manuals, and other items of interest. While this collection focuses on paid work and workplaces, other materials in XY's "Resources" collections are relevant for work with men in general to build gender equality.

    Further suggestions are most welcome.

  • 10 Nov 2015

    This Promising Practices Guide identifies and discusses key lessons that have been learned from the implementation of the Men as Partners (MAP) programme in South Africa.  These lessons on promising practices have been drawn from the work of the MAP programme partners, including Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa (PPASA), Hope Worldwide, the AIDS Consortium and their affiliates, as well as the Solidarity Centre and their trade union partners.

  • 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?”