There are exciting developments in thinking about overcoming violence and building peaceful communities. IFOR/WPP and its partners have been exploring the relationship between masculinities, violence and peacebuilding. One major development has been the outreach to men to challenge destructive and violent mindsets of what it means to be a “real man”. This has led to a movement to engage men as gender-sensitive male allies to women peacemakers- allies who could act as powerful role models for men and boys in their communities to be involved in gender-sensitive conflict prevention and resolution.
What new ways have been developed by practitioners to engage men as allies in gender-sensitive peacebuilding? What has been the impact? What are the challenges? How can other peacebuilding networks adapt this approach in their work? This dialogue is an opportunity for those already involved in engaging men as allies to discuss these questions and share their experiences, as well as those who have not yet involved men but are interested in doing so.The featured resource practitioners leading this dialogue include people that have been directly involved in the WPP training of trainers program, the organizations that work with WPP and others that are interested in sharing their experience and ideas on this topic.How can you participate?This online dialogue is open to anyone interested in sharing their experiences and ideas on this topic! All you need to do is join the New Tactics online community and add your comments to the dialogue.
How to participate in an online dialogue Source:http://www.ifor.org/WPP/ If you have trouble, contact Kristin Antin, the online community builder, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Link to dialogue: http://goo.gl/52qpx