Engaging Men and Boys to Transform Discriminatory Social Norms

Synthesis of the online discussion

The purpose of this online discussion was to bring together a diverse range of perspectives and ‘on the ground’ experience on working with men and boys to promote gender equality. The discussion ran from 22 until 31 October and it was the 4th online discussion that Wikigender hosted in 2012. Organised by Wikigender, Sonke Gender Justice Network, Men for Gender Equality Sweden (Män för Jämställdhet) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the discussion allowed a rich exchange of views, examples and recommendations on how men and boys can be better engaged in transforming discriminatory social norms. A total of 56 insightful and expert comments were posted and are summarised in this overview.