Webinar on transforming masculinities focuses on building alliances

“Being (hu)man in a world of violence,” the a last in a series of webinars working towards transformative masculinities and promoting gender justice in a post-pandemic world, will be held on Wednesday, 17 February, beginning at 15:30 (CET).

This series of consultative workshops has aimed to bring together a partnership of global organizations and church world communions that engage men in gender justice. It builds on previous work and experience in the area of gender-based violence perpetrated by men, psychological and physical violence done to men, and the root cause of intellectual and spiritual violence done to a faithful notice of being human and therefore the concept of masculinity.

This third online discussion will focus on positive masculinities to advance gender justice and build alliances between women and men. The conversation will feature Ezra Chitando from the University of Zimbabwe.

The webinar will be conducted through Zoom, and advance registration is required.

The series of conversations has engaged:

  • Sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated by men
  • Boys and men as victims of violence, and the cyclical trauma of
  • Critical reflection on andro-centric, patriarchal concepts of masculinity (power-over and domination) in church and culture
  • Liberative practices using a range of Biblical, theological or cultural concepts of what it means to be human, and therefore male
  • Practices that promote mutuality, care and interdependence

The initiative is organized by the ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and South Africa-based Sonke Gender Justice network.

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