LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS
Jocelyn Lehrer, Sc.D., MSP Director
THE MEN'S STORY PROJECT
Building Strength, Creating Peace
The Challenge: Around the world, social norms regarding what it means to "be a man" contribute to many health and justice problems -- including men's violence against women, violence between men, homophobia, transphobia, bullying, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, men's lower rates of healthcare use, and gender inequality. On the positive front, research has found that working to shift gender norms in support of healthy masculinities is a productive and needed approach to improving well-being for all people.
Those Voices Unheard':
Masculinity and Participation
Introduction: The paper looks into the politics of participatory approaches to development, further stating about ‘inclusive’ strategies and ‘empowering’ mechanism (Gaventa, 1995, 2002; Cornwall, 2002), by engaging men in gender equality programs (MASVAW, 2004; Das and Others, 2012;Roy and Das, 2014). Based on an ethnographic study of men and their masculinity in rural Maharashtra, India, this study investigates the politics of how parallel approaches to participation is based on creating ‘consciousness’ and a sense of ‘wisdom’, by means of which men engage themselves in understanding gender inequality and participate in various programmatic approaches aimed at changing their perceptions and behaviour.
India's Sterilisation scandal
The deaths of several women after treatment at a mass sterilisation camp highlight deep
problems with India’s approach to family planning. Dinesh C Sharma reports.
Within hours of undergoing laparoscopic tubectomies at a governmentsponsored health camp in Bilaspur,
India, in November, 16 women were dead. The tragedy, which received widespread national and international attention, has cast a spotlight once again on the dangers of the mass sterilisation approach that forms the cornerstone of India’s National Family Planning Programme (NFPP).