Men, Boys and Gender Equality

Projects


Masculinities and Transition: Enduring Privilege?

A four-country study published by IDS in 2019 explores how economic transition has been experienced by different groups of men, and its impacts on gender relations in contexts of social and economic transition. It aims to assist International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and other stakeholders to consider ways of engaging men as agents of positive change for gender equality alongside women and girls, as well as to complement women-focused interventions in projects and investments to enhance both the resilience of transitions and equality of opportunity.

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(EMERGE) was a project to build an openly accessible base of evidence, lessons and guidance for working with men and boys to promote gender equality, completed in 2016.

What's new

29.08.19Masculinities and Transition: Enduring Privilege?

Six new publications by IDS explore how economic transition in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine has been experienced by different groups of men, and its impacts on gender relations.  They consider how to complement women-focused interventions in projects and investments, by International Financial Institutions and other stakeholders, as well as ways of engaging men as agents of positive change for gender equality. You can now access these publications on this site, including; a Research Report, a Summary Brief and four Country Briefs.  All publications are available in English. The Summary Brief is also available in Arabic, Russian and Turkish, whist each country brief is also available in a local language.  The study was supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and financed by the Taiwan Business TC Fund.

25.07.16Reframing men and boys in policy for gender equality – Learning Lab

Materials from the webinar, Reframing men and boys in policy for gender equality, on July 20 2016 are now available. Jerker Edström, IDS Research Fellow, drew on two years of work reviewing evidence, compiling case studies across nine themes, synthesising principles for guidance together with researchers, practitioners and policy makers. [read more]

In this final blog of the series, Thea Shahrokh discusses the vision of the EMERGE project - a better approach to working with men, boys and masculinities in policy on gender equality for the future.