Event Title

Transforming Masculinities in South Asia: Exploring Gender Justice with Men

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The presentation will cover two decades of work in different states of India to explore how men and boys could contribute to gender equality. Gender equality requires transformation in the existing gender power relationships in the family, community and in institutions. Using grounded examples, the presentation will demonstrate how this work has led to a greater understanding of how masculinities get shaped and can be transformed through an intersectional understanding of privilege and discrimination These lessons around gender transformative change are now being integrated within some public programs in India and on the other hand are also contributing to building a large social movement of men as partners of gender equality.

About the Lecturer: Abhijit Das is Director of the Centre for Health and Social Justice, in India and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. A medical doctor by training Abhijit has over 30 years of work on health governance and citizen participation and men and gender equality. He has fostered South to South learning through networks like COPASAH (www.copasah.net) and Men Engage Global Alliance (www.menengage.org). He has served as an expert on various policy bodies in India including the Ministry of Health, the Planning Commission, the National Human Rights Commission and UN Women. Abhijit has many papers and articles in academic and popular publications and has been an invited speaker on many platforms including the UN and the EU.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

6-11-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

6-11-2019 12:50 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Program

World Issues Forum

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

Gender equality

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Language

English

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Nov 6th, 11:30 AM Nov 6th, 12:50 PM

Transforming Masculinities in South Asia: Exploring Gender Justice with Men

Fairhaven College Auditorium

The presentation will cover two decades of work in different states of India to explore how men and boys could contribute to gender equality. Gender equality requires transformation in the existing gender power relationships in the family, community and in institutions. Using grounded examples, the presentation will demonstrate how this work has led to a greater understanding of how masculinities get shaped and can be transformed through an intersectional understanding of privilege and discrimination These lessons around gender transformative change are now being integrated within some public programs in India and on the other hand are also contributing to building a large social movement of men as partners of gender equality.

About the Lecturer: Abhijit Das is Director of the Centre for Health and Social Justice, in India and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. A medical doctor by training Abhijit has over 30 years of work on health governance and citizen participation and men and gender equality. He has fostered South to South learning through networks like COPASAH (www.copasah.net) and Men Engage Global Alliance (www.menengage.org). He has served as an expert on various policy bodies in India including the Ministry of Health, the Planning Commission, the National Human Rights Commission and UN Women. Abhijit has many papers and articles in academic and popular publications and has been an invited speaker on many platforms including the UN and the EU.