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Call for papers: Sexual violence against men and boys in conflict 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.

Men preventing men’s violence against women: What we know, what we’ve done, and what to do next 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.

New journal article: From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations 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.

CFP: Boyhood Studies special issue on Boyhood and Film 30 Mar 2015

For a Special Section on Boyhood and Film to be published in the Fall 2015 issue of Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Berghahn Journals), we are inviting short essays, articles and commentaries (3,000-6,000 words) on boys/boyhood as a cinematic theme.

CFP: Political Masculinities and Social Transition - Conference, November 2015, Germany 25 Mar 2015

We are currently located at a point in history in which we can observe a tremendous number of societies undergoing rapid changes. Such changes influence gender orders within these societies that, in turn, determine their political and social orders. We want to examine the transitions in political masculinities brought about by such refashioned social structures and social systems, which are unfolding locally, at national level and worldwide.

Men's rights - A collection of accessible critiques 20 Feb 2015

A range of critiques and assessments of the men's rights movement have been published in recent years. While there are academic assessments and explorations of this movement and its politics and agendas and impact, here I have gathered a list of more accessible discussions. I hope they're useful.
Kelly, The Masculine Mystique: Inside the Men’s Rights Movement (2013): URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/20/the-masculine-mystique-...

Men’s Engagement in Gender-Based Violence Prevention: A Critical Review of Evaluation Approaches (2014) 18 Feb 2015

White Ribbon conducted a review of research and evaluation approaches for gender-based violence programming for men and boys. The concept of “engagement” is defined and deconstructed and includes a call to broaden the definition of engagement to include male responsibility and commitment when measuring program effectiveness. Additionally, with the increasing utilization of social media in prevention programming, it is important to consider physical and virtual spaces when evaluating engagement.

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