Work with men and boys: What does success look like?

A group of male volunteers lined up, getting ready to patrol the street of Talaat Harb

‘Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality’ (EMERGE) have launched a new blog series on successful strategies to engage men in work for gender equality.

A new post will be published each week in the run up to the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.

 Each will be written by an EMERGE partner and will focus on one of the project’s case studies.

The two-year EMERGE project is building an openly accessible basis of evidence, lessons and guidance for working with boys and men to promote gender equality.

So far, two posts have been published in the series. The first is written by Institute of Development Studies Research Fellow Mariz Tadros. Five years on from the revolution in Egypt she looks at how men’s involvement in collective action to challenge sexual harassment has developed against a backdrop of changing political conditions. 

The second blog post, titled ‘Can success in DRC be replicated? Commonalities across conflict’, is written by Alexa Hassink and Nadia Shabani from Promundo. It discusses lessons learned from the Living Peace programme, dedicated to gender equality and the prevention of violence. The writers explore potential lessons for other countries dealing with on-going conflict and post-conflict recovery.

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Photo: Imprint’s Security Patrols volunteers getting ready to patrol the street of Talaat Harb, August 2014. Thanks to Imprint.