Engaging men and boys in ending gender-based violence: A discussion paper of the Ubuntu Symposium
A discussion paper on global trends around working with men and boys to prevent and end gender-based violence.
This paper explores how harmful norms, values and beliefs around masculinity relate to men’s use of violence. In particular, it looks at the issue of violence against women, girls, and people of diverse genders and sexualities. It also looks at how these kinds of violence show up in online as well as offline spaces.
This paper is based on discussions and contributions at the 3rd MenEngage Global Symposium – the Ubuntu Symposium. It reflects the inputs of activists, researchers, policy-makers, and people working with men and boys for preventing and ending gender-based violence and promoting gender justice around the world.
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Who will find this resource useful?
This paper is useful reading for anyone looking to understand some of the latest discussions and practices in working with men and boys in GBV prevention. It is an entry point to understand how transforming power relationships at different levels is an important element in reducing and ending violence against women, children, and people of diverse genders and sexualities.
It offers recommendations for activists, researchers, policy-makers, and people working to prevent and end gender-based violence.
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This paper is part of a series. Click here to access the other Ubuntu Discussion Papers on a range of topics.
Explore the video archive from the MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium.
Read more about the MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium and the key outcome document: the Ubuntu Declaration and Call to Action.
About the authors
This paper was authored by Rimjhim Jain for MenEngage Global Alliance, with reviews from Humberto Carolo, Laxman Belbase, and Oswaldo Montoya, with copyediting by Jill Merriman.
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