Masculinity and Men’s Studies

MasculinityAmerican Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is the only professional organization for nurses that has improved gender inclusion in nursing profession by offering an environment of belongingness and collective learning for its members to excel in the profession.
MasculinityAmerican Men's Studies Association advances the critical study of men and masculinities by encouraging the development of teaching, research and clinical practice in the field of men's studies.
MasculinityBe a Man, Change the Rules: Findings and Lessons from Seven Years of CARE International Balkans' Young Men Initiative (2014) What does it mean to "be a man" to adolescent boys in the Balkans region? Can it mean keeping the peace instead of perpetrating violence? Having fun without drugs and alcohol? Practicing safe sex?
MasculinityBuilding a Movement of Men Working to End Violence Against Women (2001) was originally published in Development journal. Author Michale Kaufman discusses the need to both address and involve men in ending violence against women (VAW), a few of the pitfalls and guiding principles, and shares his thoughts on what is the most developed example of this work, that is, the White Ribbon Campaign.
MasculinityCenter for the Study of Men and Masculinities, established at Stony Brook University (SUNY) in 2013, is dedicated to engaged interdisciplinary research on boys, men, masculinities, and gender.
MasculinityCentre for Young Men's Studies, located at the University of Ulster, aims to promote the voice, needs and interests of boys and young men through research that will inform practice, training and policy. Key research areas include male underachievement, masculinity, violence and male transitions.
MasculinityChanging Men Collection at Michigan State University – From an initial donation of material from the National Organization of Changing Men, this collection has grown to become the world's largest collection of materials documenting all activities and branches of the contemporary men's movement. This includes books, periodicals, vertical files, newsletters, pamphlets, and archival collections representing father's rights, National Organization for Men Against Sexism, mytho-poetic groups, and men's groups from around the world.
MasculinityEnding Gender-Based Violence: A Call for Global Action to Involve Men (2004) – "In this report, seven masculinity researchers write about masculinity in different parts of the world and about how masculinity is often linked to violence. These acts of violence are committed not only against women and children, but also against other men. The writers suggest a number of ways in which men can be involved in working to combat men's violence."
MasculinityEngaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action (2014) advocacy brief explores the importance of changing social norms related to men's ideas and behaviors and examines several questions: Can men support gender equality and learn to live gender-equitable lives? Can men transform the ideas and practices they associate with manhood? Can the spheres where men and boys are socialized and often learn inequitable norms - home, school, work, sports, religion, the media, and others - be changed?
MasculinityFatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) is a five-year national project funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. They work to promote rigorous evaluation of fatherhood programs and connect researchers and practitioners.
MasculinityGood Men Project is a diverse community of 21st century thought leaders who are actively participating in a conversation about the way men's roles are changing in modern life - and the way those changes affect everyone.
MasculinityHandsome Revolution Project is a personal photography series highlighting the lives of masculine-of-center and gender-nonconforming individuals.
MasculinityHealthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood initiative is part of the Administration for Children and Families' strategy to improve the lives of children.
MasculinityHow Can You Be a Marda When You Beat Your Wife? Notions of Masculinities and Violence in Eastern Nepal (July 2014) is a report on the participatory learning research conducted in selected districts in Eastern Nepal that explores notions of masculinities among young men and boys, how these notions shape their relationships towards others, and young men's experiences and attitudes towards violence, including Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
MasculinityThe Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape? (2014) presents an overview of five study sites of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), presents findings related to men's self-reported perpetration of sexual violence, investigates seven domains of possible influences on men's sexual violence perpetration and provides actionable lessons and recommendations.
MasculinityMasculinities, conflict and peacebuilding: perspectives on men through a gender lens (2014) aims to advance discussions about integrating a masculinities perspective into peacebuilding policy and practice. It examines existing INGO programmes that promote non-violent and gender equitable masculinities and poses key questions about how these can be further developed to challenge the gender norms which drive conflict and insecurity.
MasculinityMasculinity and Civil Wars in Africa – New Approaches to Overcoming Sexual Violence in War (2009) is an analysis of the different roles that men and women can play as a conflict unfolds and offers new perspectives to help understand wars and restore peace in post-war societies.
MasculinityMenEngage is an alliance of NGOs working together wth men and boys to promote gender equality. Members work collectively and individually toward advancing gender justice, human rights and social justice to achieve a world in which all can enjoy healthy, fulfilling and equitable relationships and their full potential.
MasculinityMen & Masculinities is an informative section from Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University.
Masculinity“Men, Masculinities, and Violence” was the keynote speech delivered by James L. Lang at the international conference “Eradictating Violence Against Women and Girls – Strengthening Human Rights,” held in Berlin on December 2-4, 2002.
MasculinityThe Men’s Bibliography is a comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities. The 19th edition was last updated in 2008.
MasculinityMen’s Resource Center for Change supports men in developing healthy self-awareness and meaningful personal relationships with women, children and other men that move beyond the limits of masculine stereotypes and social patterns that have divided men historically.
MasculinityMen's Story Project (MSP) is a replicable storytelling and community dialogue project that brings exploration of social ideas about masculinity into public forums around the world.
MasculinityMen-Streaming in Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV: A Toolkit for Policy Development and Advocacy (2010) is a guide for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and governments to support the review and updating of existing policies to ensure they fully engage men and boys in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV/AIDS.
MasculinityNational Fatherhood Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to reverse our nation's destructive trend towards father absence.
MasculinityNational Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities.
MasculinityOne in Six helps men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.
MasculinityPolitical Connections: Men, Gender and Violence (2001), from the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) working paper series on men's roles and responsibilities in ending gender based violence, looks at the political connections between men, gender and violence and the tensions that arise in making such connections.
MasculinityPrograms for Men Who Have Used Violence Against Women: Recommendations for Action and Caution (2013) explores how programs for men who have used Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can be part of comprehensive approaches to ending IPV but that they must be implemented with considerable caution.
MasculinityQuestion Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of black men from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine black male identity in America.
MasculinityScholars Network on Black Masculinity works toward improving the well-being of African American men. It is an assembly of scholars committed to reshaping scholarly and public understandings of the lives of African American men and exposing the cultural dimensions of the Black male experience.
MasculinitySexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict: Engaging Men and Boys (2014) advocacy brief explores how to engage men and boys in preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Both the prevention of such violence and the quality of responses when it has occurred will be greatly enhanced by understanding men's varied relations to this violence and by engaging men at diverse levels.
MasculinitySociety for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association, advances knowledge in the psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy, and improved clinical practice.
MasculinitySports and the Making of Men: Transforming Gender Norms on the Playing Field (2014) advocacy brief explores ideas on how to transform sport - an important part of the lives of most boys and many men - to encourage gender equitable attitudes and behaviors, to end harmful forms of masculinity, and to transform masculinity in positive ways.
MasculinityTaking Boys Seriously: A Five Year Longitudinal Study into Adolescent Male School/Life Experiences in Northern Ireland is a longitudinal study with adolescent boys focused on the themes of male underachievement, barriers to learning, experiences of violence, transitions and the construction of masculinity.
MasculinityTeaching the Psychology of Men Web Resource Page promotes the teaching of the psychology of men. In this web page, information, support, and resources are found for anyone planning to teach a course in the psychology of men or revise a course in the psychology of women or gender studies. The overall goal of the web page is to help faculty and graduate students preparing psychology of men courses in the classroom and in the community.
MasculinityTransformation by 2030: How Ending Gender-Based Violence and Engaging Men and Boys will Contribute to the World's Next Development Framework (2015) This policy brief presents findings from an expert consultation among Indian government and civil society representatives on gender equality, with a special focus on men, masculinities, and the critical role that men have to play toward the success of the post-2015 development agenda.
MasculinityTransGuys is the Internet's Magazine for Trans Men. Launched in February 2009, it has garnered a loyal readership with in-depth and often groundbreaking articles and consumer reviews.
MasculinityWhat Men Have to Do With It: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality (2014) addresses how public policies can more adequately engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and gender disparities in health and social welfare.
MasculinityWorking with Men and Boys: Emerging Strategies from Across Africa to Address Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS (2009) is a case study collection that showcases some of the innovative programmes and policies taking place across the African continent, working with men and boys on issues related to gender, HIV, health, development and social justice.
MasculinityWorking with Men and Boys to End Gender Discrimination and Sexual Abuse of Girls and Boys (2003) is an important input into the debate and work on gender and sexual abuse. The paper discusses the root causes of child sexual abuse and suggests ways of addressing it through a rights perspective; it also provides special focus on working with men and boys to end child sexual abuse.
MasculinityWorking with Youth to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (2014) policy brief makes recommendation for preventing violence and engaging young men at the following levels: individual (knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors), relationship (closer personal ones), community (settings and environments), and societal (change across communities).
MasculinityXY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change.
Rape-Sexual-AssaultMasculinity and Civil Wars in Africa – New Approaches to Overcoming Sexual Violence in War (2009) is an analysis of the different roles that men and women can play as a conflict unfolds and offers new perspectives to help understand wars and restore peace in post-war societies.
Violence-GeneralEnding Gender-Based Violence: A Call for Global Action to Involve Men (2004) – "In this report, seven masculinity researchers write about masculinity in different parts of the world and about how masculinity is often linked to violence. These acts of violence are committed not only against women and children, but also against other men. The writers suggest a number of ways in which men can be involved in working to combat men's violence."