DAILY UPDATES FROM THE SYMPOSIUM VENUE
10-13 November 2014
13 NOVEMBER 2014
12 NOVEMBER 2014
11 NOVEMBER 2014
10 NOVEMBER 2014
Call for the mainstreaming of men’s role in gender issues
A spirit of collective resolve and quiet celebration marked the inaugural ceremony of the four day 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium with Ms. Phumzile Miambo Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, stressing that “engaging men and boys is a must” for “advancing women’s rights and equality.” Read More...
Here are the nuts and bolts of the four days from November 10-14 of the 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium
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Here are the nuts and bolts of the four days from November 10-13 of the 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium.
Plan your time and presence at the various sessions based on the details you will find here of the plenaries, invited panel discussions and other programmes. We will keep you on the ball, letting you know for instance that you can join State of the Men for Gender Equality Field as well as Dialogue with Women’s Rights Activists and Globalization and Gender Injustice, and that you can also take in fascinating sessions like Understanding and Responding to the Gendered Roots of Violence and Twenty Years Since Cairo and Beijing.
You can decide whether to attend Fatherhood and Caregiving or Masculinities, Crime and Justice instead and, looking up the list of speakers, prepare a discussion portfolio for when you are finally face-to-face with the academician or expert you’d always wanted to meet.
The 'agenda' of masculinity brought out of the seminar room into the agenda of daily lives
The Global Symposium is a portmanteau of not only those four days in November. From a college fest Bystander No More to the man on the street like the obstreperous Delhi autowallah joining us in a lookover of notions of manhood, its all of this and more. Click here to catch the action on the ground as it happens. Read More
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‘Bystander No More – Because I can’t bear the silence any more’ says a MenEngage Global Symposium poster, coming straight from the hearts of our partners. Breaking the silence, the inaction, was 24-year old braveheart Keenan Santos who died defending a group of girls against their molestors – his proud father Valerian Santos is among those who has raised his voice against aggressive masculinity, making sure his son’s immortal message speaks among us. Encouraging an equal partnership is Onler Kom, while Rahul Bose asks the new man to question his privileges. Find these moving and inspiring voices here. Read more
Sharing, interrogating, reforming
Rejoice! Participation is not limited to the conference. There are many ways of entering the complex and many-layered issue of masculinities, the conference being one of the pit-stops. Your mind, body, aural spirit, all are invited to contribute to the hundreds of links joining together till the goal of gender equality is reached. Read More
Perspectives that will unhinge framed ideas
Looking through a lens imbued with the colours of their own ideas of gender and manhood, the directors of our special selection of films for the Global Symposium closeup on the intersection between partriarchy and women's struggles, gender defying protagonists, the dominant narratives and the challengers, in the form of fiction, documentaries, PSA, animation, music videos. Come, take a gravity-changing ride into worlds as diverse as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malawi, Nicaragua, South Africa, Turkey, USA. Read More
Delhi - the city that found its soul when it lost its innocence
With New Delhi its epicentre, street protests regarding violence against women rocked India and the entire world some time ago. It sparked a million mutinies and the coming of age of men's involvement in gender justice in this region. Discover the city that is on the cusp of shaping a new identity as it emerges from the relics of hegemonic traditions to a desi modernity fashioned from the best of old and new. View its grand physical manifestations in glittering malls, rich cultural shows, sweeping parks and gardens and ancient ruins speaking of a diverse heritage. Read More