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Masculinities in the Euro-Mediterranean area

21.02.2017 / Created by (EMWF)
Masculinities in the Euro-Mediterranean area

Masculinities in the Euro-Mediterranean area is the topic of the next research seminar of RUSEMENG.

Male chauvinism does not only provide stereotyped roles for women. Men are also the object of a gender-based categorization, which indicates what kind of behavior, oral and physical languages, tastes and practices, men should have, usually related to concepts such power or force. That is what we call ‘masculinities’.

The existence of these masculinities involves a double discrimination. On the one hand, this sexist system leaves men who do not fit with the social norms ascribed to male subject in a marginalized situation. This implies a choice among men: either they are relegated from society because of their conduct -which is rather assigned to women-, or they integrate the roles of patriarchal system by renouncing a significant part of behavior and feelings intrinsic to human beings. On the other hand, the daily exercise of these masculinities is only the perpetuation of a sexist oppression against women, which discriminates and overshadows women under the men’s abuse of power.

In order to analyze the mechanisms of deconstruction of masculinities, the seminar will address the following issues: “normalizing, breaking, and performing masculinities”, through a multidisciplinary approach (political, historical and from the point of view of literary and artistic representations). The meeting will gather academics, young researchers and civil society actors next 29th and 30th June 2017 in Aix en Provence, France.

The seminar is organized by the Euro-Mediterranean University and Scientific Network on Gender and Women (RUSEMEG) within the framework of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of the gender equality actors" of the project “Women for the future in the Mediterranean”, funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI). It is in synergy with the mission of the Foundation and with the project "Developing Women’s Empowerment" labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.

You will find attached to this page a text presenting the seminar, the program and a bibliography in French. 


  • Event type : Conference / Debate / Forum
  • Location : Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (MMSH), Aix en Provence
  • Start date : 29/06/2017
  • End date : 30/06/2017
  • Start time : 09:00


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Hassène Kassar
Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)
MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights
Association des Filles de la Renaissance
Badr Eltawayel
Association Tahadi pour l'Environnement
Association Tawaza pour le plaidoyer de la femme
Forum on Festivals in the Arab Countries
Tubas Charitable Society
European Anti-Violence Network (EAVN)
Jawhara Association
Musawa Women’s Study Center
Future Association for Development - Batna
Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche sur le Développement (AFTURD)
Jordan Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI)
Europeans Without Borders
Soumia Boutkhil
Rural Women's Development Socity
Sanaa El Aji
Global Forum for Religions and Humanity (GFRH)
Centre des femmes arabes de formation et de recherche (CAWTAR)
Ibsar Association for the Culture and Leisure of blind and visually handicapped people
Association for Women's Total Advancement & Development (AWTAD)
Programme d'Appui à la Société Civile (PASC-TUNISIE)
Benaz Batrawi
Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)
Faize Foundation
Lebanese League for Women in Business
National Association for Youth Exchange
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
Sihem Benallal Benrahou
Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration
Women Against Violence (WAV)
Bint Bladi Association
Association El Ghaith

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