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Locating Men in Women Rights Activism: Launch of Research Study on Masculinities

Oct 22

03:00pm to 5:00PM

SDPI, Islamabad


  • Mr  Saffi-ullah Khan and Ms Maria Rashid, ROZAN


  • Dr Yasmin
    Zaidi, Expert on Gender, Development and Social Policy
  • Mr Raziq
    Fahim, CEO, College of Youth Activism and Development


  • Ms Sadia
    Sharif, Advocacy Officer, SDPI



– Copies of research will be available in Urdu and English

Note: You
may also watch live streaming of the event at

(Concept Note)

The seminar
seeks to discuss and highlight the involvement of men in gender activism and
issues related to women’s rights. As the Men as a group benefit from
patriarchy, it becomes very important to study their motivations for ‘women
rights activisim’ which presents an interesting side of the story. Rozan’s
research study on the subject narrates the stories of 5 men who took
affirmative actions against sexual violence against men, women and transgender
persons in the context of Pakistan. Findings of the study challenge the popular
notion of masculinity as static, unchangeable and biological. The study
attempts to work with men on women’s issues and tries to connect men’s own
experiences of victimhood and shifting of power and authority.