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       The Gender & Security Seminar Series

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Meeting 3:
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
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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.

Guest Speaker:

Gary Barker, founding executive director of Instituto Promundo.


Case Study on Masculinities: Angry Young Men in a Tanzanian Refugee Camp.

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