Men in Charge?: Masculinities, Power and Politics in the #MeToo Era

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 20197:00PM - 8:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
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From houses of parliament to corporate board rooms, politics is framed by powerful notions of manhood and organised in large part through men’s relations with other men. Elections and public policies often are contests over the performance of particular forms of masculinity. As recent events have shown, right-wing and fundamentalist movements and communities draw support and strength from appeals to masculine values. At the same time, there are growing efforts by feminist movements, civil society organizations, and governments to engage men in building gender equality, and an increasingly visible conversation about new, healthy forms of masculinity. This event will explore the interconnections of masculinities, power and politics around the world, and the public and institutional policies that can have a positive and transformative impact through engaging men as allies with women in the gender equality revolution.


Daria Dumbabze


Shereen El Feki
Professor of Global Practice, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Promundo

Humberto Carolo
Opening Remarks
Executive Director, White Ribbon Canada and Global Co-Chair, MenEngage Alliance

Megan Leslie
President & CEO, WWF-Canada

Michael Flood
Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology and author of "Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention"

Michael Kaufman
Senior Fellow, Promundo and author of "The Time has Come. Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution"

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