Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Call for Papers: Working with Men on Gender Equality (Gender & Development Journal)

Post date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Deadline: 9 July 2012

The March 2013 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis) will look at Working with Men on Gender Equality. The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, issued at the Fourth UN Conference on Women, states that ‘women share common concerns that can be addressed only by working together and in partnership with men towards the common goal of gender equality around the world’. Now, some 17 years later, we are asking ‘where are we now?’ when it comes to involving women and men in work to bring about gender-just development, seeking to assess both the progress made, and the pitfalls encountered.

Gender & Development first published a very influential issue on Men and Masculinity in 1997. Since then, working with men has become standard practice for many development organisations working on gender issues. What are the challenges and the successes? Has some of the energy around feminist transformation been lost? Or are the links between changing men’s behaviour and the empowerment of women so clear that this body of practice is itself transformative? As ever, the answers are contextual and case-specific. This issue hopes to explore some of the key issues in grounded case studies of real experience of working with men to promote gender equality.

Development and feminist policymakers and practitioners, and researchers, are all invited to share insights in this Working with Men with Men on Gender Equality issue of Gender & Development. The journal is essential reading for all concerned with gender-fair development.

Areas from which authors might want to share their research and experience include working with men on:
  • gender-based violence, both domestic and in conflict and post-conflict contexts
  • HIV and AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights more broadly
  • fatherhood and caring
  • gender mainstreaming in institutions
  • livelihoods and changing patterns of gendered employment

Please send a paragraph outlining your proposed idea for an article for this issue to csweetman@oxfam.org.uk as soon as possible, and before the commissioning deadline: 9 July 2012. If we are able to offer space for your contribution, we will write to you by 16 July 2012 to say so. Commissioned articles will need to be completed for a deadline of 30 September 2012.

Please note, G&D has an editorial policy of publishing in clear, jargon-free English, in order to be of use to the widest possible readership. All articles need to be based on first-hand experience, or research on-the-ground in particular country contexts, and have direct relevance to development policy and practice. Don’t worry if you think you are not a writer for a journal – we will help you with style and language!

If you are interested in contributing to Gender & Development, see our contributor guidelines for Articles, Book Reviews and Views, Events, and Debates.


For queries/ submissions: csweetman@oxfam.org.uk

Website: http://www.genderanddevelopment.org/