Supporting resources

  • Politicising Masculinities: Beyond the Personal
    Report of an international symposium 15–18 October 2007, Dakar, Senegal

    What does it take to re-orient and politicise existing work with men on gender? How can we re-frame our engagement with questions of masculinities and power so that new alliances can be created – bringing work on masculinities into the heart of movements for social and gender justice? These are just some of the pressing questions that were grappled with in Dakar.
  • Gender and Social Movements: A BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack
    Cutting Edge Pack, 2013

    How can social movements become gender-just? The aim of the BRIDGE gender and social movements programme is to inspire and help build more inclusive, effective and gender-just social movements, better able to create positive transformation and equality for all. This highly collaborative programme was informed by a series of e-discussions involving over 150 activists and scholars from a range of regions and movements.
  • Undressing Patriarchy: Redressing Inequalities
    Report of an international symposium 9-12 September 2013, Brighton
    If the metaphor is that patriarchy is a prison, who are the prisoners and who are the prison wardens? How do elements of patriarchy replicate themselves in our movements?’ These kinds of questions motivated participants to get excited about ‘Undressing Patriarchy’ and this report captures some of the dilemmas, new thinking and challenges identified in these
  • Undressing Patriarchy: Men and Structural Violence
    IDS Bulletin, Vol 45, No 1, January 2014
    Free-access IDS Bulletin, which explores the shifting field of men and masculinities and how its engagements with the feminist project of redressing gender inequalities might be radicalised through a deeper analysis of patriarchy and our relationship to it, as well as by linking it to other struggles for sexual and human rights, or social justice. The findings and conclusions include recommendations for practice, politics and policy and we hope this will trigger new thoughts and contribute significantly to an
    ongoing and deepening conversation
  • Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality, EMERGE
    ‘Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality’ (EMERGE) is a DFID funded two-year project to build an openly accessible basis of evidence, lessons and guidance for working with boys and men to promote gender equality, by early 2016. IDS works with Promundo-US and Sonke Gender Justice in reviewing and analysing existing evidence, in documenting lessons from the field and in developing guidance for improved learning, policy and practice