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 … Continue reading

“It is Easy to Allow Pathologised Black Masculinities to Become the Truth, Even for Those of Us Who Know Better.”
African / Feminist / Gender / Masculinity / Sexuality

“It is Easy to Allow Pathologised Black Masculinities to Become the Truth, Even for Those of Us Who Know Better.”

Binyvanga’s words remind us that African people are not what the world tells us we are, that African men are not defined by the stereotypes they are fed. He reminds me of my brother-in-law, comfortably cradling my infant niece, changing her nappy, holding her close. He reminds me of lovers and brothers and friends – each as articulate and as feeling as Binyavanga – who folded me into themselves and unstuck me each time I found myself in a place that was sticky. He reminds me that it is easy to allow pathologised black masculinities to become the truth, even for those of us who know better. Continue reading

Where are the Men? Critical Perspectives on Masculinities: Multi-Event 6-7 September 2012, University of Western Cape
Gender / Masculinity / Men / Violence

Where are the Men? Critical Perspectives on Masculinities: Multi-Event 6-7 September 2012, University of Western Cape

A multi-disciplinary event on men and masculinities will be held on Thursday 6 to Friday 7 September 2012 at the University of Western Cape under the title ‘Where are the Men? Critical Perspectives on Masculinities’. The organisers of the conference are Laurie Gaum of Imbadu Men’s Project and Christo Lombard of the University of Western Cape’s Religion and Theology … Continue reading