Masculinities and Social Intervention in Colombia


Viveros Vigoya, Mara. 2011. “Masculinities and Social Intervention in Colombia.” In Men and Masculinities Around the World: Transforming Men’s Practices, 125–41. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US.

Author: Mara Viveros Vigoya


"The topic of masculinities as a problem in need of social intervention has arisen in Colombia alongside the development of investigations and publications of books and articles about men and masculinities in many of the Latin American and Caribbean countries. On the other hand, in the institutional circle, both nongovernmental organizations and existing Gender Studies programs at some Latin American Universities have incorporated the topic of masculinity into their policies and actions and into their academic programs.

"This growing presence of masculinity in research, university programs, and social initiatives tells of the importance of the transformations in gender relations that we have been witnessing in Latin America for more than 30 years (Viveros 2002). Thus, this chapter attempts to offer a panorama of the social interventions that have been made directly or indirectly with men in Colombia over the past decade and a half, which seek to increase gender equality in the different areas of social life (Viveros, 2011: 125)."

Topics: Civil Society, Gender, Men, Masculinity/ies, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Colombia

Year: 2011

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