Research reflections

Training on video skills
In May 2015, the Refugee Law Project of Makerere University, together with IDS, embarked on a project that sought to document and understand men’s collective action in response to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).
Written by: Dieudonne Maganya, Kabafunzaki Darius King
Our contexts, histories and relationships are a part of who we are, how we act and how we make life choices. These are complex realities that we interact with on a daily basis, learn from and are shaped by over time. In turn, we experience opportunities, power, discrimination and oppression differently according to the multiple identities that make up who we are.
Written by: Thea Shahrokh
If Pope Francis’s mission is to push for an end to violence and for peace and reconciliation, sex education and sexual violence need to be high on his agenda.
Written by: Pauline Oosterhoff
Tamba David Mackieu – the founder of Men’s Association for Gender Equality (MAGE SL) – brings us closer to the impact the Ebola Crisis had on the operational issues for his organisation, and others, in engaging men and boys in work to address sexual and gender-based violence.
Written by: Tamba David Mackieu
Joanna Wheeler, Senior Research Associate at the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, explains why stories matter in addressing violence. Joanna shares with us the story of Ndoda, a young man from a township in Cape Town.
Written by: Joanna Wheeler
Amel Fahmy gives a TEDX talk
Amel Fahmy, managing director of Tadwein, a Gender Research Centre in Egypt, relays her ‘Aha’ moment. Following a TEDx Cairo talk that Amel gave on street sexual harassment in Egypt – a talk which women related to, but which excluded and shamed men – her blog post explores why it has taken so long to involve men and boys in addressing gender-based violence.
Written by: Amel Fahmy
According to the recently published State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) report on fatherhood and caregiving, the answer is yes it does.
Written by: Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed
After a four day global learning workshop, Ntokozo Yingwana explores lessons on the importance of a collective strategy for impact.
Written by: Ntokozo Yingwana
A recent series of papers from IDS has attempted to draw out lessons for practical action on Ebloa, beyond the immediate response demands and to start tackling the structural dynamics of inequality and violence that have fueled the spread of the disease.
Written by: Elizabeth Mills, Linda Waldman
Thea Shahrokh and Elizabeth Mills argue that commitments and targets for ending SGBV are not enough if not connected to political processes of changeSexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) remains one of the most pressing concerns of our era.
Written by: Elizabeth Mills, Thea Shahrokh