That we need to work with men and boys has become a key mantra of health programmes globally, particularly those concerned with HIV, violence and more recently sexual and reproductive health and rights.
And yet there is very little known about how effective these programmes are, nor of the challenges, opportunities and politics of this work.
A special issue of the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality draws together a number of globally recognised authors to reflect on the field, as well as provide provocative insights into the politics and processes of working with men and boys. Edited by Andrew Gibbs (HEARD, University of KwaZulu-Natal), Cathy Vaughan (Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne) and Peter Aggleton (Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales), this fully open access special issue “provides an entry point to new discussions that are emerging around how to work with men and boys practically, as well as the theoretical debates that this is engendering.” In so doing it hopes to provoke new thinking and research in this important area.
Read it for free at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tchs20/17/sup2#.VpdUHvl97IU. The special issue was funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
*Thank you to Andrew Gibbs for the blurb.