DoGA is dedicated to discussing critical men’s issues
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The Directorate of Gender Affairs (DoGA) will launch the revival and the second installment of the series on critical issues of men in state media. The purpose of this series is to examine how existing social constructions and gender norms affect men and boys, prompting discussion about possible solutions to address identified issues. The first episode of the series will focus on men’s experience of gender-based and sexual violence.
Men and boys increasingly face many issues that can negatively impact their overall behaviors and attitudes, potentially diminishing their ability to be positive and influential members of society. The Acting Director of the Gender Affairs Branch, Mr. Jamie Saunders, said that one of the main reasons DoGA is hosting this series is that “men and boys are sorely lacking a platform for their issues are heard, discussed and taken seriously in a meaningful way. ”.
Saunders added: “Gender equality encompasses issues that affect both men and women and Management will make a concerted effort to ensure that tangible and lasting solutions are conceptualized and undertaken to address the challenges faced. faced by men and boys in Antigua and Barbuda”.
Over the next 4 months, the Men’s Critical Issues series will cover a variety of topics, including: fatherhood and fatherhood, men’s health and suicide, men’s susceptibility to alcohol and drug use, and education and professional development for men, all leading up to a special event held in November for International Men’s Day.
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