DISCUSSION PAPER: Contexts and Challenges for Gender Transformative work with Men and Boys
This discussion paper provides a fresh look at how masculinities form a common thread running through a multitude of global problems. It offers a wide-reaching analysis of the political, economic and socio-cultural forces confronting the world today. It brings renewed focus to the ways the world continues to be shaped in profound ways by ideas and attitudes around being a man – in personal behavior, institutional practice, and ideologies and it builds on a rich body of analysis advanced by feminist and gender and sexuality diverse social movements that helps explain how systemic gender injustice works – and how to challenge it.
The paper raises questions about how to contribute to ending patriarchal power, protecting human rights and achieving gender equality and social justice for all. It aims to make the reader gain a deeper understanding of historical and current trends impacting work with men and boys for gender justice, exploring new, critical reflections and important areas of discussion on how global issues relate to work to transform patriarchal masculinities.
Source: The Alliance