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 policy discourses on gender justice and sexual rights, the paper reviews the contribution made by engagements with the Men and Masculinities field and reflects on challenges faced and lessons learned. This story starts some time before the inception of the programme, however. For over a decade, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has been supporting fine-grained research, innovative programming and critical self-reflection within the field of engaging men and boys in work for gender justice (hereafter referred to as the “Men and Masculinities field”.)

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