Press Conference: Way Forward to Partnership with Men and Boys for Gender Equality – Building a Common Cause, 3rd November 2014, New Delhi.
2nd MenEngage Global Symposium and Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) conducted a press conference “Way Forward to Partnership with Men and Boys for Gender Equality – Building a Common Cause” on yesterday, the 3rd November at the Press Club Of India, Delhi.
Kamla Bhasin – A world reknown Indian feminist and the convenor of One Billion Rising South Asia, Rebecca Reichmann Tavares – the Representative of UN Women’s Multicountry Office for India, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, Dr. Abhijit Das - Director of Centre for Health and Social Justice, Delhi and a founder member of MenEngage Global Alliance and Anand Pawar – A member of Forum to Engage Men and the vice-president of Samyak, a Pune-based NGO working in the field of promoting gender equality addressed the significance and the expectation from the upcoming symposium to an audience of media persons representing international, national and regional media houses and company.
Various national and regional newspapers and online news service viz., The Hindu, Amar Ujjala, Jansatta, The Statesman, Business Standard, newkerala.com and daijiworld.com have written about the upcoming symposium.
This is just the first day's coverage, many more articles are in the pipeline.
The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), who is hosting a Global film Festival On Masculinities in partnership with 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014 from 6th till 9th of November at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi also gave an overview of their work at the Press Conference yesterday.
Please click the link below to read more on the Press Note and the coverage - online and offline.
"It has become necessary to interrogate and reform dominant masculinities”
A woman raising her voice against inequality is the usual act of emancipation. But when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, urged parents to correct their sons rather than questioning their daughters to check crime against women, he showed the need for change in mindset where men should be sensitsed towards the issue plaguing India and the world.”
“Around 750 gender activists from over 90 countries would be gathering here next week for a global symposium to discuss ways to challenge the conventional boundaries of gender stereotypes of a cowering woman and an overly protective man.”
“The second MenEngage Global Symposium, 2014, is being organised by an alliance of over 400 organisations working with men on issues of gender equality, including United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Women, and Beijing +20.
It would bring together researchers, activists and many unsung heroes from over 93 countries, a release said here Monday.”
“The active engagement of males to help enhance gender equality amd counter violence against women are some of the issues, which would be taken up at a symposium to be held here Nov 10-13.
The second MenEngage Global Symposium, 2014, is being organised by an alliance of over 400 organisations working with men on issues of gender equality, including United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Women, and Beijing 20.”