Presenting research on masculinities to inform thinking at UN Women HQ
posted on: Nov 12, 2015
The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit‘s Dr Matthew Maycock was invited by UN Women to present the findings of his research into masculinities at its headquarters in New York last week (Thursday 5th November). His presentation focused on masculinities in post-conflict Nepal and he also discussed his research in secure institutions and prisons in Scotland.
Dr Maycock’s work as part of the Settings and Organisations Programme at the Unit looks at the notion of multiple masculinities and its relation to men, gender, power, violence and health. He was joined by representatives of UN Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme from offices across the world to discuss the implications of locally specific processes of social change that are creating tension between traditional and modern conceptions of masculinity, and to explore the potential of young men to advocate for positive change. The presentation can be accessed here. He also had the opportunity to give a talk to The Working Group on Girls.
UN Women is currently running an international campaign HeForShe part of the IMPACT 10X10X10 initiative to gain further momentum in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. Dr Maycock hopes to attend the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) at the United Nations Headquarters in March