Masculinities and patriarchy

Gender equality will not be achieved without engaging with the roles of men and masculinities in day-to-day gender dynamics or in systemic patriarchal inequities. This is important because:

  • It addresses the gendered nature of the socioeconomic or structural drivers of gender inequality
  • It helps to achieve positive impacts for women and girls, and
  • It highlights the fact that harmful masculinities are also bad for men and boys, with poor health and education outcomes for men and societies at large

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