Track : CARE, RELATIONSHIPS AND EMOTIONS
changes in roles and relationships, at home and in the world, and in response to social, economic and environmental transformations.
Girls and women in the global South carry out 2 to 10 times more of the unpaid care work than men and boys. In some global North countries, men are slowly taking on more care work as women enter the paid work force in increasing numbers. This separation of the domestic-public (reproduction-production) continues to be a core driver of the gender binary and gender inequalities. It shapes unequal gender regimes, systems of childrearing, cycles of violence and cycles of poverty. Feminist scholars have long argued that men’s distance from care-giving is associated with the fact that violence of nearly all forms – homicide and war in particular – are more likely to be men’s violence. Persistent structures that separate boys and men from the nurture and care of others also creates emotionally detached boys and men. It creates men and boys who show limited care for their own bodies and the needs of others. According to the gendered world view the production of goods and income is more important than the creation of solidarity and reciprocity. Recent research also indicates significant differences in the consumption and emission patterns of women and men even in the global North leading to differential impact on the nurture and degradation of the environment. This track will look at new research, policy approaches and activism that seeks to increase men’s and boys’ care-giving, caring and emotional connections, both for gender equality, but also with benefits for children’s wellbeing and men’s own health and wellbeing, as well as societal benefits.Young people’s concerns, sexualities, influence of media, tradition and culture may be explored within all the tracks.
Young people’s concerns, sexualities, influence of media, tradition and culture may be explored within all the tracks.
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Young people’s concerns, sexualities, influence of media, tradition and culture may be explored within all the tracks