International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men & Boys for Gender Equality
The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities will host the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, in New York City. The Conference will take place from March 5th to March 8th 2015.
For the International Conference on Masculinities, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities has partnered with the American Men’s Studies Association, and the MenEngage Alliance to build opportunities for dialogue, critique and inspiration across three days of presentations, panels, workshops, and trainings.
The twin goals of the conference are:
– To infuse men’s activism in support of gender justice with the rigor and insights of the most up-to-date research; and
– To increase cooperation and ties between academic researchers who address various gender issues, and feminist activists, practitioners, and advocates.
The conference will discuss issues relating to men and boys, from boys’ healthy development and education to fatherhood; from balancing work and family life to men’s friendships; from promoting men’s health to supporting women’s reproductive rights; and from joining the global struggle against men’s violence against women, sexual assault, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices to engaging men in policies to promote gender equality in education, employment, social life, and the political arena.