Stories of Personal Transformation: Men in Gender Justice is an international community-based research project led by a team of collaborators in the Caribbean, Canada, Pakistan, and Nepal. Partner organizations: UCalgary Social Work, University of Peshawar, The University of the West Indies, Haashar Association, University of the Fraser Valley, Alberta Network of Immigrant Women, CariMan, Alberta Men's Network, and Southwestern Centre for Research and PhD Studies. This research seeks to understand the factors that influence men’s decisions to become involved in intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention and gender equity initiatives, and the transformative impacts of this involvement.
Our international collaboration offers a unique opportunity to create a community of practice (CoP) that includes an interdisciplinary group of academics, practitioners, community advocates, partners, and activists. The project includes a four-part, online community learning series, Transforming Masculinities: Men in Gender Justice, where teams from each represented country present on gender justice work occurring within their specific geographic and socio-cultural contexts. Attendees of these online events will offer their feedback through participation in a survey, allowing the CoP to be expanded though the questions, input and participation of stakeholders from around the world.
Dr. Liza Lorenzetti, Dr. Aamir Jamal, Pam Beebe, Dr. Christine Walsh, Kamal Sehgal, Jeff Halvorsen, Janelle Lee Pong, Sarah Thomas, & Abbas Mancey; Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, Dr. Peter Weller, & Kevin Liverpool; Dr. Rita Dhungel; Dr. Muhammad Ibrar, Asif Khan, Ahmad Waqar, Anees Khan, Dr. Bidur Dhungel, and Namrata Gautam.
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Men's Stories of Transformation CASWE
Stories of Personal Transformation: Men Working for IPV Prevention and Gender Equity
“Presented at the CASWE-ACFTS 2021 Annual Conference: Decolonial Dreaming in Social Work Education, Theory, Research and Practice: Reimagining for Today and the Seven Generations to Come.
Presenters: Liza Lorenzetti, Aamir Jamal, Muhammad Ibrar, Gabrielle Hosein, Rita Dhungel, Jeff Halvorsen, & Janelle Lee Pong.”
April 28, 2021
Situational Analysis of Gender Based Violence in Pakistan
June 24, 2021
Transforming Masculinities in the Caribbean
Oct. 28, 2021
Transforming Men: Indigenous and Intercultural Perspectives in Canada
Transforming Masculinities: Situational Analysis of Gender Based Violence in Pakistan
“Situational Analysis of Gender Based Violence in Pakistan” - The first event of the Transforming Masculinities Virtual Learning Series on how men around the world are engaging in gender justice work. This presentation provides an overview of gender-based violence in Pakistan and South Asia, and the impact of COVID-19 on experiences of violence, progressive shifts in policies that impact women’s rights, and various projects engaging men in gender justice.
Presenters: Dr. Muhammad Ibrar, Asif Khan, Zainab Qaiser Khan, & Dr. Aamir Jamal.
Transforming Masculinities: Indigenous and Intercultural Perspectives in Canada
“Indigenous and Intercultural Perspectives in Canada” – The third event of the Transforming Masculinities Virtual Learning Series on how men around the world are engaging in gender justice work. This webinar is presented in partnership with Alberta Men’s Network and provides an overview of the Transforming Masculinities project as well as the local strategies and initiatives being implemented by Alberta Men’s Network to engage men in violence prevention, gender justice, and healthy relationships.
Presenters: Dr. Liza Lorenzetti, Dr. Aamir Jamal, Adrian Wolfleg, Pam Beebe, Janelle Lee Pong, Sarah Thomas, Lemlem Haile, Dr. Jeff Halvorsen, Willem Tabak, Nellie Alcaraz, Nwel Saturay, Dr. Rita Dhungel, Bhakti Jani, Arya Boustani, Tito Gomez, Tamara Humphrey, & Verónica Chirino.
Transforming Masculinities in the Caribbean
“Transforming Masculinities in the Caribbean” - The second event of the Transforming Masculinities Virtual Learning Series on how men around the world are engaging in gender justice work. This presentation provides an overview of the diverse cultural contexts and histories of the Caribbean and the different strategies, policies, and approaches being implemented across the Caribbean for gender-based violence prevention, and the ongoing discourse on healthy masculinities.
Presenters: Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, Dr. Peter Weller, & Kevin Liverpool.
Men's Work for Gender Justice: Stories from Canada, the Caribbean, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Presented at the Co-building A New Eco-Social World: The People's Summit June 29 - July 2, 2022
Presenters: Liza Lorenzetti, Aamir Jamal, Rita Dhungel, Jeff Halvorsen, Sarah Thomas, & Waqar Ahmad.