Gender & Security Seminar: "Introduction to Masculinities, Violence and Peace"
Monday, February 28, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (Rubenstein Building, Floor 2, Room 219) Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Directions to Venue
Leading gender research on men has rejected the idea of a masculinity existing cross-culturally, or even in a given culture. Rather, there are multiple masculinities, and various ways to “be a man”. This interactive seminar will examine the social construction of masculinities, and how strategies to engage men and boys to combat violence against women and promote gender equality are being employed domestically and internationally. The session will examine strategies to engage men and boys to reduce or end violence in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations. Participants will also be encouraged to consider the challenges and opportunities associated with applying these strategies in the context of the Af-Pak region.
Gary Barker, founding executive director of Instituto Promundo.
Case Study on Masculinities: Angry Young Men in a Tanzanian Refugee Camp.
Turner, S., 2004. “New Opportunities: Angry Young Men in a Tanzanian Refugee Camp”, in P. Essed, G. Frerks & J. Schrijvers, eds, Refugees and the transformation of society. New York: Berghahn Books (94-105).
Cornwall, A. (2000) “Missing men? Reflections on men. Masculinities and gender in GAD”, IDS Bulletin, 31(2): 18-27.
What Men Have to Do With It: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality, International Center for Research on Women, and Instituto Promundo, no date. (Read Part I)
Zevenbergen, Aernout et al. “The War is Over. What We Now Need is an End to the Violence at Home: Work with men in post-conflict settings.” Working with Men and Boys: Emerging strategies from across Africa to address Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS. Sonke Gender Justice Network and MenEngage Network. 2009. (pp. 35-39)