Engaging Men and Boys to Achieve Gender Equality

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted August 28, 2018 from India

On Friday, 24th August, The Gender Lab @TheGenderLab conducted a tweetchat on the importance of involving and engaging men and boys to achieve gender equality.


The chat began by first asking the audience to share their understanding of Toxic Masculinity and instances from their lives when they were affected by it. Many of them shared their experiences leading to the question of how the concepts of ‘physical strength’ and ‘power’ which are stereotypically masculine affect their life and to what degree. We then went on to talk about ways through which positive masculinity can help in women’s economic empowerment and ended the chat by thinking of solutions for achieving gender equality by advocating positive masculinity.


A Tweetchat by The Gender Lab!


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Jill Langhus
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 29, 2018

Hi Safecity,

Thanks for sharing the synopsis of this tweetchat. This sounds like an interesting one, too.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 29, 2018

Dear Safecity,

You are leading the way once again by holding this conference...through tweet chat!...on such an important subject. I hope to see more and more occasions being made available for men and boys to explore what is expected of them as "men" and to create a different culture in which violence is not acceptable nor expected.

Congrats once again,

Aug 27, 2019
Aug 27, 2019

Safecity, this is wonderful innovation and ways of getting feedbacks as well as getting people to take action against so social ills. thank you for sharing. it is really invigorating for me. keep it up