Africa / Violence

Living Peace

“Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has often made headlines for its on-going conflicts, which have led millions to lose their lives, suffer displacement, or become the victims, witnesses, or perpetrators of violence. Living Peace, a programme in DRC dedicated to gender equality and the prevention of violence, could provide lessons learned for other countries dealing with on-going conflict and post-conflict recovery around the world.”

This extract comes from the post by Alexa Hassink and Nadia Shabani on the “Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality (EMERGE)” blog.

A consortium of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (based in the United Kingdom), Promundo US (founded in Brazil), and Sonke Gender Justice (founded in South Africa), EMERGE “is a two-year project to build an openly accessible basis of evidence, lessons and guidance for working with boys and men to promote gender equality… [It] collaborates in reviewing and analysing existing evidence, in documenting lessons from the field and in developing guidance for improved learning, policy and practice. [It] seek(s) to find out what works best in engaging men and boys for gender equality in terms of changing social norms and the institutional arrangements and structures which sustain or shift norms and attitudes. It explores what men and women need to become engaged at different levels, why and how?”

Read the rest of the post by Alexa Hassink and Nadia Shabani here.

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