A hub of resources and reports on working to disrupt and transform militarized masculinity.
The hub includes research reports, analysis, videos, images, and podcasts exploring how masculinities are embedded within norms, expectations, practices, institutions, and systems of militarism in different contexts.
Research shared via the hub explores the causes and impacts of militarised masculinities. It comprises a mix of literature reviews, case studies, and in-depth qualitative research from diverse country contexts.
The body of materials from the initiative includes the documentary film, Power on Patrol: The Making and Unmaking of Militarized Masculinities.
Who will find this resource useful?
This resource hub provides materials for anyone wishing to understand the root causes of violence and armed conflict around the world. It is a rich source of information, analysis, and tools for anyone looking to effectively mobilise men to take action for feminist peace.
In addition, the body of resources is a rich source of information for researchers, policy-makers, activists, and advocates for addressing militarized masculinities.
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WILPF defines ‘militarized masculinity’ as ”the assertion that traits stereotypically associated with masculinity can be acquired and then proven through military service or action, and combat in particular”.
About the authors
In July 2020, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and MenEngage Alliance, a global network working to engage men and boys in women’s rights and gender justice, launched a joint programme called Confronting Militarised Masculinities: Mobilising Men for Feminist Peace.
The body of original research conducted for the project was generated by academics and thought leaders from WILPF partner countries—Afghanistan, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe—and elsewhere around the world.
Image credit: Jesse Burke