Escaping the Man Box
After hearing Michael Kimmel speak recently in Cambridge, my daughter sent me a copy of the Voice Male book and a recent issue of your magazine. I’ve since ordered a subscription and I’m almost finished with the book. Because I work in a reentry center (male corrections) here in Maine, all of your material is especially interesting to me. Most of the men in my classes are repeat offenders and are between the ages of 20 and 35. I can’t begin to tell you how eager they are to talk about what it means to be a male in our culture!
Engaging Men in Europe
MenEngage Europe is one of a number of regional networks of global MenEngage, the network of more than 600 non-governmental organizations in more than 100 countries working to advance gender justice. Recently, we met in Zagreb with more than 40 people from 16 countries attending. In addition to Croatia, MenEngage Europe members came from Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Albania, United Kingdom, Serbia, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Portugal, Kosovo, and the Netherlands. Representatives from the pioneering organization, White Ribbon UK, and the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality of the Republic of Croatia also attended. Over three days of meetings, we presented best practices for working to involve men in caring for children, drawing on a United Nations report on the role of fathers in achieving gender equality. We reserved the last day to plan our future activities. To learn more about MenEngage Europe, go to: http://menengage.org/events/menengage-europeregional-membership-meeting-capacitybuilding-training-men-caregiving/
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