Track : POVERTY AND WORK
including care work, livelihood, unemployment, migration, globalization, trade union and movements.
Social and economic changes are compelling men to change their roles in the family and in society. Gender relations are being redefined as women are working out of homes, and many more men and boys are now engaged in care-giving roles, both in the family and outside. Fathering is being redefined with gay couples and stay at home fathers. Globalisation has led to reduction and removal of barriers between national borders in order to facilitate the flow of goods, capital, services and labour and to a new set of economic values, where older rules of economic and social security and solidarity are being challenged. Patterns of employment and unemployment are changing, as sources of work and jobs are dependent on the shifts in the global economy. Traditional sources of work and employment are drying up; men are moving in large numbers to seek work in places far removed from their homes. This track will examine the intersection of these changes on men’s self concept, relationships with women and with other men and their actions.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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