men, masculinities and gender politics

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  • 20 Jun 2016

    The VI Coloquio Internacional sobre Hombres y Masculinidades [International Colloquium on Men and Masculinities] will take place in Recife, Brazil, in April 2017. The official languages are Portuguese and Spanish. Please share with your network. Visit www.masculinidades.org.

  • 18 Jun 2016

    What are the best practices to promote men’s involvement in SRH while simultaneously promoting gender equality? Published by Sonke Gender Justice Network, this report argues that engaging men in SRH and gender equality can lead to better SRH outcomes for men and women, and prevent reinforcing male power over reproductive and sexual decision-making. A conceptual model that can be used for programming, monitoring and evaluation to engage men in SRH and gender equality including men as clients, partners and agents of positive change is provided.

  • 18 Jun 2016

    The purpose of this paper is to provide practical guidance to policymakers and program managers on how to engage men and address harmful male norms in seven key areas of intervention in relation to HIV/AIDS: 1 Social and Behaviour Change in Men; 2 Violence against women; 3 Men, Sex Work and Transactional Sex; 4 Men, Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; 5 Male Circumcision; 6 Men, VCT and Treatment; 7 Male Norms and the Caregiving for People Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • 18 Jun 2016

    In Spring 2009, the European Men's Health Forum (EMHF) published a worldwide review of male health policies and programs, seeking to evaluate the different approaches used in different countries to address the challenges of male health.

    It is revealing to compare the different approaches used by governments across the world when addressing public health, especially in male health. Many governments still barely recognise that male health is even an issue.

  • 02 Jun 2016

    The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy has a special issue on “Fighting Feminism – Organised Opposition to Women’s Rights” (Volume 5, Number 2, 2016). The full text of all articles is available from https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/issue/view/21

    Articles include:

    Forks in the Road of Men’s Gender Politics: Men’s Rights vs Feminist Allies / Michael A Messner
    State Antifeminism / Francis Dupuis-Déri
    Masculist Groups in Poland: Aids of Mainstream Antifeminism / Katarzyna Wojnicka

  • 26 Apr 2016

    My Own Man is a documentary about the timeless story of fatherhood and what it means to be a man. David, an expectant father, is terrified of being a parent. How can he bring his son into "manhood" if he doesn't feel like a man himself? Throughout the movie, David tries various methods to tap into his masculinity all the while realizing that his father might hold the key to the answers he's been looking for.

  • 16 Apr 2016

    Efforts to engage men in preventing men’s violence against women are gaining momentum around the world. Men are becoming involved as participants in education programs, audiences for social marketing, activists and advocates, community leaders, and policy makers. First then, what do we know about effective practice in engaging men in violence prevention? What works, and what doesn’t? Second, what are the challenges and controversies of this work?

  • 16 Apr 2016

    The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) "2014 Current Practices and Challenges: Engaging Men on Campus" provides insight into how 2014 OVW Campus Program grantees fostered men as allies in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The assessment also provides effective theories and comprehensive steps to engage men in prevention.

    If you are interested in reading the assessment, you can download it at:
    http://changingourcampus.org/application/files/6714/5927/8564/2014-Men-C...

  • 31 Mar 2016

    What are the impacts of pornography exposure or consumption among children and young people? And what can be done about it? These questions are the focus of an Australian Government enquiry, "Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet". In the submission here, Dr Michael Flood summarises the research evidence and outlines key strategies for preventing and limiting harm.

  • 19 Mar 2016

    As one of the first studies on Afghan Masculinities and Gender inequality, the overall purpose of the research is to achieve an in-depth understanding of different notions of being a man in Afghanistan and how they contribute to gender inequality. Results affirmed that being a man refers to social roles, behaviours, and meanings prescribed in a particular context.