When: Mar 11, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 PM Dublin
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Gender Study Group of DSAI invites you to join this second discussion on 'Where are the Men in Gender-Based Violence Discourse'.
Walter Vengesai is the National Director at Padare/Enkundleni/Men’s Forum on Gender, Zimbabwe, an organisation that specialises in working with men and boys around issues of social justice, specifically gender justice. He is passionate about tackling gender inequalities within communities through challenging patriarchal power and negative social norms that perpetuate the continued unjust subordination of women and girls. He believes that while it is positive that the majority of organisations are focusing on empowering women and girl directly, such efforts will achieve the intended results faster if men and boys embrace gender equality and begin to actively support women empowerment. Walter is a holder of a Masters and Honours Degree in Media and Society Studies from the Midlands State University and a Diploma in Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights from Lund University in Sweden.
Joseph Ayamga is Country Director of SEND Sierra Leone, an organisation with headquarters in Ghana and a sister office in Liberia. In a context where harmful traditional practices, such as early marriage, FGM and secret societies increase the vulnerability of women and contribute to their discrimination, SEND works for the implementation of legislation and policies that promote gender equality and inclusion. SEND seeks the increased decision-making power of women at household, community and district levels by challenging patriarchal power structures and building women’s leadership capacity.
Kevin Doyle, a social justice activist and author from Cork. He was very active during the Repeal the 8th campaign, but his activism on gender equality issues goes back to the 1980s, with his participation in the Divorce Action Group in Cork (‘85/‘86) (around the first unsuccessful attempt to legalise divorce in Ireland) and the Cork Abortion Information Campaign (late '80s) which was about getting out information on options for women with unwanted pregnancies; all of which was banned at that time due to 8th amendments.
Chair - Dr Jose Antonio Gutierrez (Trinity College Dublin & Teagasc)
Discussion documents and recording of the event 'Where Are The Men in Gender-Based Discourse' - Part I can be accessed here.