Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding

Public Security, peace and conflict, men in armed services, demobilisation, post-conflict reconstruction, including women’s involvement in peace-building
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Reframing men and boys in policy for gender equality: Conceptual guidance and an agenda for change

Gender inequality remains a critical challenge and threatens to severely undermine progress towards the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). This continued challenge is recognised in the policies and commitments of various development agencies. But while many gender equality policies and programmes only target and work with women and girls, compelling evidence and experience shows that engaging men and boys in these processes is crucial for lasting change.

Introductory Guide, Training Guide and Implementation Guide to Preventing VAW/G by Engaging Men through Accountable Practice (EMAP)

EMAP is a one-year primary prevention intervention developed for humanitarian settings, created by the International Rescue Committee for. It provides staff in humanitarian settings with an evidence-based curriculum and field-tested approach for engaging men in transformative individual behaviour change, guided by the voices of women. The EMAP framework, Accountable Practice, provides a method and structure for honouring women’s leadership and developing male engagement in a way that improves, rather than endangers, the lives of women and girls in conflict-affected settings.

Engaging Boys and Men in GBV prevention and Reproductive Health in Conflict and Emergency Response Settings. A Workshop Module

This module is intended to build the skills of participants working to engage boys and men in gender-based violence prevention and reproductive health in conflict and other emergency-response settings. One outcome is to be able to identify action steps to integrate male-engagement activities into participants’ current programmatic work plans.

Good Practice Brief on Male Involvement in GBV Prevention and Response: In Conflict, Post-Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa

This good practice brief highlights successful examples and provides concrete methods for involving men and boys in prevention and response to GBV in conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian crisis settings in sub-Saharan Africa. It seeks to identify key areas and priorities for programming and advocacy, and to guide dialogues between multilateral organisations, civil society, government actors and donors addressing GBV prevention and response in the mentioned settings. 

EMERGE Practice Brief: Lessons in good practice from work with men and boys for gender equality

This EMERGE practice brief pulls together lessons from good practice highlighted in the EMERGE case studies series. It will be useful for those designing and implementing projects, programmes and other initiatives to work with men and boys for gender equality. It addresses: how to focus or target an initiative with men and boys, designing a successful initiative, and challenges and future priorities.

Living Peace: From conflict to coping in Democratic Republic of Congo’, EMERGE Story of Change 7

This story of change pulls out the key findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 7, which focuses on the work of Living Peace in DRC. This initiative provides support through group therapy for men (and their partners) to reduce sexual and gender based violence and promote equitable gender norms. 

Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding

  1. Understanding how the broad shifts in conflict and peace-building influence gender relations and dynamics
  2. Evidence on how institutions have evolved or become reformed, playing roles in these processes
  3. Evidence on men’s and boys’ actual roles (and behaviors) with respect to efforts at assisting women in humanitarian settings, incl. increasing women’s and girls’ participation in peace-building
  4. Examples of apparently successful policy solutions, political or programmatic approaches to increasing gender equality in post-conflict settings such as UN Security Resolution 1325

Voices, Hierarchies and Spaces: Reconfiguring the Women's Movement in Democratic South Africa

Can pro-democratic transitional contexts pose opportunities to women’s political participation? This article analyses the changes in the political landscape since 1994 in South Africa in terms of how they have shaped the women’s movement, enabling women to become agents of addressing colonial and racial oppression.


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