Track : PEACE BUILDING, SOCIAL JUSTICE, INCLUSION
including militarisation, structural violence, peace-keeping and post conflict situations, fundamentalisms, social movements, justice.
The world today is characterised by violence and discord at the community and at the international level. Inequitable social structures based on race, religion, ethnicity and nationalism leads to multiple manifestations of violence. Men are always implicated in most acts of such violence. However there are also moves towards peace-building and social harmony. There are also many non-violent men who work at building an environment of peace and mutually respectful understanding between people. While peace building efforts and social movements have been studied extensively, a gendered analysis of men’s participation in such efforts has not received the attention it deserves. There is a need for exploration on issues related to the ideologies, agenda-setting mechanisms, leadership, specific programs and strategies, and overall impact of both governmental and social initiatives. This theme is intended to explore how such efforts address masculinism and patriarchy and create opportunities for social solidarity and emancipatory praxis in the context of globalization
Young people’s concerns, sexualities, influence of media, tradition and culture may be explored within all the tracks.
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