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Co-authored with Thea Shahrokh and Sushmita Preetha Deep-rooted patriarchal systems uphold gender and class-based inequalities in Bangladesh, within which the issue of land distribution and use remains integral to the transformation of poverty for a large number of women and men. Nijera Kori is a national social movement organising landless people to claim their rights […]

Co-authored with Gaurav Jashnani and RJ Maccani, in “Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality”, Michael Flood and Richard Howson (eds), Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne (2016) In her contribution to last year’s Kilburn Manifesto (Rustin 2013), an online statement in twelve monthly instalments about the nature of the neoliberal system which now dominates most […]

Co-authored with Thea Shahrokh and Jerker Edström This paper discusses the process and progress of the Men and Masculinities stream of work within the Gender, Power and Sexuality (GPS) programme, supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). In relation to the overarching programme’s emphasis on linking local voices to global arenas to influence […]

Co-authored with Andrea Cornwall and Jerker Edström, in “Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities”, Andrea Cornwall, Jerker Edström and Alan Greig (eds), Zed Books: London and New York (2011) Men and masculinities have captured greater space in development’s ‘gender agenda’ over the last decade. The growing visibility of gender violence and HIV has given rise to […]

This article explores the notion of ‘troublesome’ masculinities that characterise much of the policy discourse and programme thinking on problems of young men and gender. It critiques the dimorphism that shapes this view of young men’s gender trouble, and the ‘culturalism’ that constrains the perception of the troubled times in which many young men live. […]

Co-authored with Dean Peacock, Rachel Jewkes and Sisonke Msimang. Gender has long been recognized as being key to understanding and addressing HIV and AIDS. Gender roles and relations that structure and legitimate women’s subordination and simultaneously foster models of masculinity that justify and reproduce men’s dominance over women exacerbate the spread and impact of the […]

Co-authored with Dean Peacock and Thokozile Budaza, in “From Moralizing to Preventive Action: HIV/AIDS and Human Security in South Africa”, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba (ed), Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town (2007) Launched on International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 1998, the South African Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has demonstrated its ability to win […]

Increasing attention to the role of gender inequalities in driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic has resulted in a growing interest in the possibilities and difficulties of HIV prevention work with men. The primary challenge of this work, as identified by Rao Gupta above, is to correct the “imbalance of power” that creates vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Framing […]

This chapter discusses the politics of men’s roles and responsibilities in efforts to end gender-based violence. Feminist analyses of the arrangements of power and male privilege that both produce and are produced by such violence make clear that ending such violence cannot simply be a matter of individual men changing their violent behaviour. Political action […]

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