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Mobilizing Men for Supporting Women Peace and Security Agenda in Pakistan

Engaging men for Women Peace and Security is a relatively untouched aspect of WPS. The primary model for targeting men and boys in WPS action is termed as “engagement work.” This approach, tries to get men and boys involved as active participants in promoting women’s peace and security agenda .This work has been built on a few core beliefs including: inquiring men’s and women’s attitudes and expectations about gender roles, promoting positive alternative models of manhood, encouraging direct participation and broad support for existing UN mandates. These core beliefs are underlined by a model of societal change that emphasizes the importance of attitude change among young men.This “engagement work” proceeds from the idea that if you change men’s particularly young men’s attitudes regarding what it means to be a man and to achieve gender equality, then this will facilitate wider societal shifts around gender and violence against women.

 

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