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2016 pre-AWID Chat

From September 8 to 11, more than 2,000 participants and advocates will come together at the 2016 AWID Forum in Brazil to strategize on building collective power for women’s rights, gender justice, and feminist futures. Feminist, environmental, economic justice, and human rights groups – among many others – will collectively analyze past challenges and future opportunities for solidarity.

Gary Barker, President and CEO of Equimundo, will present on “Strategies for Building a Movement of Men to End Violence Against Women” at the forum, along with Mallika Dutt, President and CEO of Breakthrough. This panel will explore effective strategies to transform gender norms and engage men as allies and partners in the movement to end all forms of violence against women.

In advance of the 2016 AWID Forum, Equimundo is partnering with Breakthrough and MenEngage to generate a global conversation on men’s role in imagining feminist futures and building a world in which gender-based violence is unacceptable. In a three-part Twitter chat series, Equimundo is co-hosting weekly Twitter sessions using the hashtag #Men4FeministFutures:

Thursday, August 18: Gender Norms

  • How can traditional ideas about manhood harm both men and women? How can men in power help shift gender norms? How can we create positive, healthy definitions of what it means to be a man? What campaigns successfully disrupt gender stereotypes? Check out how the chat went here.

Thursday, August 25: Conversation on Consent

  • What is consent? How can men and women promote a culture of consent? What systemic changes are needed to support survivors of violence? How can men show solidarity for survivors of violence? How can the media promote healthy views of sex and consent? Check out how the chat went here.

Thursday, September 1: Violence in the Home

  • How can society support survivors of domestic violence? What systemic changes are needed to end domestic violence? What are some examples of nonviolent conflict resolution? How can men and women build healthy and happy homes together? Check out how the chat went here.

Join the conversations on Twitter – and beyond – using hashtag #Men4FeministFutures.

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