Track : VIOLENCE
including gender based violence and discrimination across the life cycle, harmful practices, sexual violence, violence against children, violence among men, suicide.
Men’s violence is manifest in ‘private’ and ‘public’ spaces and in different forms- gender-based violence, sexual violence, child abuse and so on. Men's acceptance and reinforcement of traditional gender norms not only enhances male ‘privilege’ but also perpetuates and creates new forms of gender discriminatory practices. Men and boys are also perpetrators and victims of violence in a variety of contexts ranging from bullying and ragging/hazing to organized crime through State repression to war. There has always been a close relationship between violence and normative masculinity in most societies, and this extends all the way from domestic violence in homes, against gay men and transgender people, to gang wars in the community, to aggressive militarization and war between nations. This theme is aimed at understanding how violence-prone masculine identities are manifested, constructed and disseminated, the role of institutional structures and allied practices, as well as possibilities of reforming and projecting non-violent models of masculinity. How should this work with men integrate or add value to existing work on violence against women and children, gender discrimination, and the feminist agenda.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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