Masculinities

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    Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’

Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’

Taking Northern Uganda as a case study, Philipp Schulz explores the intersecting harms experienced by male survivors of sexual violence, and argues that these harms can potentially be mitigated. He suggests that improved understanding – and language – can aid recovery.  

The United Nations Security Council (UN SC) and the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda initially paid insufficient […]

October 26th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, From the field, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’|
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    Should policy-makers align attempts to transform violent masculinities?

Should policy-makers align attempts to transform violent masculinities?

As part of a series exploring continuums of violence, David Duriesmith looks at policy responses to men’s violence against women and to (men’s) violent extremism, urging policymakers to see beyond the notion of ‘toxic’ masculinity and the ‘bad man’ and acknowledge structural causes.

Policymakers in a wide range of arenas are coming to terms with the myriad of harms which […]

October 17th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured|Comments Off on Should policy-makers align attempts to transform violent masculinities?|
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    Positive male engagement in the WPS agenda will take more than ‘good men’

Positive male engagement in the WPS agenda will take more than ‘good men’

David Duriesmith identifies tensions created by efforts to ‘engage’ men and boys in Women, Peace and Security, and introduces his new working paper: ‘Engaging men and boys in the Women, Peace and Security agenda: Beyond the ‘good men’ industry’.

What role might men and boys play in promoting gender equality after large-scale violence? Violence committed by men has been a […]

December 15th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Positive male engagement in the WPS agenda will take more than ‘good men’|