What do male identities mean in situations of violence and armed conflict? And how can our understanding of them advance development and gender equity in conflict and post conflict settings?
This study examines the inclinations of many males for violence after wars. The author highlights the need for differentiated gender perspectives in order to put an end to widespread gender-specific and sexualized violence. The key factor being the inclusion of men in finding solutions and to the need to win them over so they can become agents of change.
The study uses country studies, projects and programs that have contributed to changes in behavior and attitudes among boys, adolescents and men in order to establish a framework of what works. The many concrete examples draw on experiences at local, national and international level, as well as on theme-related studies from various organizations of the United Nations and numerous non-governmental organizations.
Lastly the study will provide lessons learned from innovative men’s organizations and projects in African post-war and post-conflict countries, in particular those that attract boys and male youth.