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Support with participatory action research on men's involvement in sexual, reproductive and maternal health? 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.

Increasing Engagement of Men and Boys for Gender Equality 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.

Masculinities and the women, peace and security agenda: strengthening or watering down? 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.

CFP: Queer and non-normative masculinities 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.

CFP: Reading Girls (Chapters addressing the TV series "Girls", including e.g on masculinities) 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

CFP: 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.

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