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Virtual Dialogue Report on Men, Masculinities and Training for Gender Equality


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This report of the 12th Virtual Dialogue by the UN Women Training Centre’s Community of Practice (CoP) summarizes discussions on what masculinities mean for the field of training for gender equality; why masculinities are important to consider and why it is important to engage men in training; and how we can address masculinities and better engage men in order to evoke transformative change through training for gender equality. The debates explored different understandings of masculinities, and how training for gender equality can be used for engaging with men as partners for gender equality, deconstructing entrenched norms, and fostering critical reflection, analysis, experience sharing, participatory debate and collective action towards more positive, inclusive understandings of masculinities.