COVID-19 has not only confined everyone within home but also has changed the way we interact with the world completely. Most importantly, the majority of our day-to-day tasks have moved online. For this reason, people who were not active online before the pandemic are forced to adapt and engage online with others for their daily endeavors. This has also given rise for the increase in online violence towards people of all age groups.
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There have been different works towards women’s empowerment. Our government has been working with the oath of improving women’s situation by adopting different women friendly policy like free education up to degree level, quotas in work sector and so on. Thus there is no doubt that there are resources for women with which she can practice her agency. But it is not the whole of the story. There prevails patriarchal gender order where men in general possess some power over women and thus they act as the “Gatekeepers” of both material and social resources. So we will not be able to uphold women’s situation unless we start working with the men. The concern should be to change men’s negative practices. If we can bring positive masculinities into the light, then men will have alternative ways to practice other than patriarchal practices. And that was indeed prime objective of this action research.
The objective of this course is to let the students know about human rights in fluent language, using digital technology and gain an idea about the history of human rights. The goal of this course is to enable the students to know the necessary information about
This project explored the linkages between traditional, harmful norms of masculinity, the stigma around sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the perpetration of violence against women and girls in three districts in Bangladesh.
This project explored the linkages between traditional, harmful norms of masculinity, the stigma around sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the perpetration of violence against women and girls in three districts in Bangladesh. Due to harmful, learned messages about what it means to be a man and the societal taboo on sexuality, young men and boys …….
“Responsible Father, Happy Family, Prosperous Country,”
When it comes to the topic of violence within family, fathers are often placed in the role of perpetrators. Being the sole decision maker, fathers are indeed the gatekeepers for violence like child marriage. But research suggested that in most of the cases fathers think they
The role of Youth has always been a top priority in the discussions of development and moreover Bangladesh is going through the phase of demographic dividend where youth consists of one-third of its population. In the eve of the 11thNational Parliamentary Election of Bangladesh, young people seem to have the major concerns to be addressed by the upcoming government. A consistent study is needed to estimate the concerns of the youth, to carry the words from the youth to the stakeholders. Considering these, Center for Men and Masculinities Studies (CMMS) with support from ActionAid Bangladesh conducted a survey among 1000 young people aging from 15 to 35 from 8 divisions of Bangladesh to identify youth’s expectations from the upcoming new government and the areas of priority for them regarding implementation of the National Youth Policy 2017. In this study equal number of male and female was ensured, equal participation from rural and urban areas was also measured.
Centre for Men and Masculinities has been a member organization of Engage Men and Boys Network since January 2012. In January 2013 it has been given the responsibilities to work as the Secretariat of this network. The network has been working for the last few years to mobilize men and boys against VAW&G and CMMS has always contributed in different initiatives taken by Engage Men and Boys Network. For the last few years the network observed the 16 days activism for no violence against women and children program in association with the UNFPA Bangladesh, which was a huge success – both in terms of drawing attention in media and mobilizing mass people at different places.
The project’s aim is to make menstrual cups accessible to women in Bangladesh and to break with taboos surrounding the topic. Menstrual cups are a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to pads and tampons and can change the lives of girls and women.
The role of Youth has always been a top priority in the discussions of development and moreover Bangladesh is going through the phase of demographic dividend where youth consists of one-third of its population. In the eve of the 11thNational Parliamentary Election of Bangladesh
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