EngenderHealth’s Men As Partners (MAP) program is a global initiative designed to work with men on reproductive health issues within a gender framework. This manual is designed to be used by PPASA MAP educators to lead workshops with groups of men and mixed-gender groups. The manual is intended for MAP master trainers: skilled individuals who would use it to train and supervise selected life skills educators to implement MAP activities with the public.
This is a collection of articles describing initiaitives around the world engaging men in work towards gender equality.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss men’s possible relationships to this process of transformative change by exploring the meanings and uses of ‘masculinity’. Discussions of masculinity provide a place in which men’s involvement in producing and challenging inequalities and inequities in gender and other social relations can be investigated. Masculinity renders gender visible to and for men. Understanding the definitions and discourses surrounding masculinity can help in the analysis of how political, economic and cultural inequalities are produced and distributed not only between but also within the genders. Above all, an inquiry in to the ‘politics of masculinity’ offers an opportunity to rethink men’s strategic interest in challenging the values and practices that create gender hierarchy.
Chapter 7 of the book Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain, and the Lives of Men. This chapter explores key factors behind violence—men’s contradictory experiences of power and the pain related to dominant masculine norms.
Working with Men to Prevent Violence Against Women: Program Modalities and Formats discusses best practices in prevention, provides an overview of different program modalities and formats, and reviews pedagogies that can be used in working with men to prevent violence against women.
Written for the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) Virtual Seminar Series on Men’s Roles and Responsibilities in Ending Gender-based Violence 2001.
This article focuses on gender sociology and the new international research on masculinities.
This is Working Paper No. 1 from the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) working paper series on men's roles and responsibilities in ending gender based violence. This paper looks at the political connections between men, gender and violence and the tensions that arise in making such connections. Also offered are ways that programs have dealt with these tensions as well as future directions for this type of work.
Author describes thriteen actions that men can take to ensure non-violence and sexual consent in their own lives.
This paper argues that young men can play a critical role in constructing a healthier world for women and men, a world free of violence and founded on principles of equity and compassion. The paper argues that schools have a critical role to play in making this happen.