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Men as Partners Programme: Promising Practices Guide (unpublished, 2005) 10 Nov 2015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.

Do Boys Need Male Role Models? 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?

Framework for the evaluation of efforts to engage men and boys in ending gender-based violence 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.

CFP: Masculinities, Violence and (Post-)Conflict 30 Sep 2015

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)

Video: When Men Change 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?”

CFP: Papers on masculinities for Gender, Work and Organization conference 10 Sep 2015

Gender, Work and Organization (GWO)
9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, 29th June-1st July, 2016
Keele University, UK

Masculinities: a non/contested terrain?

David Knights, Lancaster University & Open University, ENGLAND
Alison Pullen, Macquarie University, AUSTRALIA

Since the 1970s discourses of managerialism and masculinity have been pre-eminent in organizations
within neo-liberal economies. They thrive on disembodied and phallogocentric modes of rationality

Men and Gender Equality (Book chapter) 27 Aug 2015

Our world is a deeply unequal one. Systemic inequalities which disadvantage women and advantage men are visible around the globe. Whether one looks at political power and authority, economic resources and decision-making, sexual and family relations, or media and culture, one finds gender inequalities. These are sustained in part by constructions of masculinity–by the cultural meanings associated with being a man, the practices which men adopt, and the collective and institutional organisation of men’s lives and relations.

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