Society is paying the price of aggressive machismo!
By Abhijit Das
26th October 2014
“Road rage is a common phenomenon in Delhi. A 2013 study on the issue found it to be one of the main reasons for murders in the city. Experts say it is associated with urban stress. In fact, a pattern can be discerned, a pecking order of how this phenomenon expresses itself: The bigger the vehicle, the more aggressive is its driver. There is a hierarchy at play here with men displaying power and aggressiveness over other men, a phenomenon called hegemonic masculinity.”
Sensitising men over women issues can restrain female foeticide in State
19th Octber 2014-11-04
“the Government efforts for sensitisation to curb gender inequality issues in rural areas in districts in Madhya Pradesh is not prudent. The main reason is there is no strategy chalked out to include men fols for sensitisation of women issues in the core districts such as Morena, Bhind, Datia is not visible resulting in growing increase in female foeticide.
The Centre for Health and Social Justice, a New Delhi based organisation working for the global effort to include men participation in sensitisation over women issues is geared up to take this cause in global symposium 2014 which is scheduled at Delhi this November. The issues with female foeticide, gender discrimination leading to violence against women and gender equality in Madhya Pradesh is going to be one of the key focus.”
DOING THEIR BIT - Delhi men join women's rights fight
TIMES NEWS NETWORK, New Delhi
19th October 2014
“Women's rights are not just about women; they are also about men and their attitudes.That's at the core of a gender campaign called `HeForShe' launched in Delhi on Saturday . While HeForShe is being conducted by UN Women, other men's groups are also campaigning in the capital to sensitize the community about men's role in what are commonly referred to as women's issues.
For instance, men's groups have now started a `Forum to Engage Men' in Delhi with more than 250 men already signing up for it. The groups, through government's Gender Resource Centres, has visited communities in New Seemapuri, Khajuri Khas, Chhatarpur, Bhalswa and other areas where they typically gather youths and discuss how gender inequality can be bridged. “It's very surprising and positive to see men come forward and talk about what can be done collectively ,“ said Pavel Sagolsem who is networking with groups and organizations across the country to engage men.”
Listing of 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium on www.comminit.com.
October 8, 2014
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Recently their website, www.comminit.com made a listing of the 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014.
New Delhi: 16 September 2014: The capital, which is playing host to a global symposium titled the ‘2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014 – Men and Boys for Gender Justice’ from November 10-13, bringing together 900 delegates from across 70 countries, is doing its bit to raise consciousness about male responsibility and accountability. Spearheaded by young people from across campuses and bastis, the city witnessed a unique event that demonstrated Delhi’s readiness to host the Global Symposium for involving men and boys in achieving gender equality.