Conference

Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Interregional Dialogues

Year

2019
25.02.2019 - 27.02.2019

Location

Maputo, Mozambique (view on map)

Description

GEST participates in a conference in Maputo - Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Interregional Dialogues

Dr. Thomas Brorsen Smidt in a panel discussion.

Dr. Thomas Brorsen Smidt during the panel discussion

 

GEST representatives Dr. Thomas Brorsen Smidt and Anna Guðrún Aradóttir participated in the conference “Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Interregional Dialogues”, organized by UNESCO and HOPEM, that took place in Maputo from 25 to 27 February. The main purpose of the seminar was to establish a framework for formulating constructive critical approaches to urgent issues around men, masculinities and gender equality in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

In a panel discussion on educating men on masculinity studies in Africa and Latin America, Dr. Thomas Brorsen Smidt introduced the GEST programme to the audience and went on to share his experiences with educating men from 10 different countries on masculinity issues. This was followed by a lively question round in which international scholars and audience members ignited a debate on the importance of epistemic justice, intercultural dialogue and South-South collaboration; all issues at the heart of the GEST programme.

During the three days the conference lasted, our GEST representatives established connections with scholars from Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, as well as educators from Latin America and the Caribbean.