men, masculinities and gender politics

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  • 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.

  • 12 May 2015

    Development cooperation has an increasing focus on gender equality with the aim to improve women and girl’s disadvantaged position and status.
    The focus is mostly on women and girls as target groups, while gender mainstreaming is the commonly used strategy. What is often missing is the inter-relational lens of gender analysis; attention is confined to one sex. It ignores men and boys’ situation and their influence on and relations with women and girls.

  • 12 May 2015

    Last week’s International Conference on Masculinities was the latest in a string of international events on engaging men and boys for gender equality.

  • 12 May 2015

    Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities - the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

  • 04 May 2015

    Call for Papers – Edited Book
    Title: Reading Girls
    Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015
    Editors: Meredith Nash and Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania
    Email: girlsedited@gmail.com

  • 24 Apr 2015

    Call for papers: Sexual violence against men and boys in conflict - Reflections from theorists, practitioners and activists.
    Editors: Marysia Zalewski, Paula Drumond, Elisabeth Prügl and Maria Stern.

  • 08 Apr 2015

    In this 10-minute speech at the Melbourne Town Hall, Dr Michael Flood had four messages: (1) We know a fair amount about the problem – about men’s violence against women. (2) Men are now part of the solution. (3) We face real challenges. (4) It’s time for a fresh approach.

  • 07 Apr 2015

    Violence perpetrated by and against men and boys is a major public health problem. Although individual men’s use of violence differs, engagement of all men and boys in action to prevent violence against women and girls is essential. We discuss why this engagement approach is theoretically important and how prevention interventions have developed from treating men simply as perpetrators of violence against women and girls or as allies of women in its prevention, to approaches that seek to transform the relations, social norms, and systems that sustain gender inequality and violence. We review evidence of intervention effectiveness in the reduction of violence or its risk factors, features commonly seen in more effective interventions, and how strong evidence-based interventions can be developed with more robust use of theory. Future interventions should emphasise work with both men and boys and women and girls to change social norms on gender relations, and need to appropriately accommodate the differences between men and women in the design of programmes.