Upcoming Events

Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar

Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar

WOMENsPEACE conference at Novotel Hotel, Bangkok

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:00-19:00 - Novotel Hotel, Bangkok

The conference on "Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar" invites papers that examine the important but highly diverse roles of women in the ongoing Myanmar peace process, with an emphasis on the Ethnic Armed Organizations. 

New Afghan Men? Marriage, Masculinity and Gender Politics amongst Afghans

New Afghan Men? Marriage, Masculinity and Gender Politics amongst Afghans

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:30-10:00 - Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

Since 2001, Afghan gender relations and women’s rights have been a topic of great political interest,  both in Afghanistan and abroad. In these discussions, however, gender has come to be equated with women’s experiences, with little attention paid to men and masculinities. Only very recently have there been systematic attempts to look at men’s gender experiences - and how ideals of manhood affect Afghan men – and women. 

This breakfast seminar will present preliminary findings from a research project on changing ideals and practices of marriage and masculinity in Afghanistan, New Afghan Men? Masculinities, Marriage and Sexual Politics in Contemporary Afghanistan', funded by the Research Council of Norway and co-directed by Aziz Hakimi (Peace Training and Research Organisation) and Torunn Wimpelmann (Chr Michelsen Institute).