The Politics of Care session 4: When Men Receive Care

This session concludes the Politics of Care series. Each session examines men’s engagement in different phases of a feminist ethic of care. This session will focus on men receiving care. We will share findings from related research and discuss the political positioning of responses to men’s vulnerabilities.


Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm Central Africa Time. (See here for your time zone.)
Language(s) English


  • Wessel van den Berg – Sonke Gender Justice
  • Asanda Ngoasheng – Oxfam SA
  • Tomas Agnemo – Plan Sweden
  • Rukia Cornelius – Oxfam SA
  • Mbuyiselo Botha – Commission of Gender Equality SA
  • Taveeshi Gupta – Promundo

The seminar series unpacks four phases of an ethic of care, and specifically how men can contribute to the cultivation of a feminist ethic of care.

The first session addressed  men ‘caring about’ and how men’s ignorance of the value of care may be overcome.

The second session engaged with men ‘taking care’ of others, and focused on the problematic nature of the ‘father as financial provider only’ stereotype.

The third session focused on men doing care work, and explored structural options for how to increase gender equality in terms of care.

More Information

For more information about this webinar, please contact: 

Mphokuhle Mabhena-Lunga, MenCare Co-ordinator, on