* Why is it important to include men in gender equality and anti-poverty work? * What works with men in practice? * What is the impact of including men in gender analysis and action? * How should organizations develop work with men?
Oxfam GB’s "Gender Equality and Men (GEM) project" has been seeking since 2002 to address men and boys more fully in the organization’s gender work through regional workshops, internal training, piloting new approaches, and policy and practice change. This book draws upon conclusions from this project, and shares knowledge about, and experience of, work with men on gender equality in programs run by Oxfam GB and other organizations. It also explores how work with men can be developed to promote broader gender equality and poverty reduction strategies, and to encourage a more active engagement with men through gender programming.
This collection brings together fourteen articles by development practitioners and researchers worldwide and addresses a range of key issues, including: the value of including men in gender equality and anti-poverty work; the difficulties that are likely to arise -- both for men and women -- and how they can they be overcome; practical evidence from different spheres (e.g. in relation to sustainable livelihoods, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health); lessons regarding the impact of including men in gender analysis and action; future strategies and directions for development organizations and practitioners.