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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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Master genre et droits des femmes des deux rives de la meditérranée
Amal Wazan for women football
Association Aspirations féminines
Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)
Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy
Albanian Journalists Group (AJG)
Youth Empowerment Society - YES
Mediterranean Observatory of Communication (OMEC)
Al-Thoria Studies Center
Helwan Association for Community Development (Bashayer)
Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women (PSCCW)
Maysa Hajjaj
Women and Gender Unit – Ministry of Social Development
El Watan
Movimento per l'Autosviluppo, l'Interscambio e la Solidarietà (M.A.I.S.)
Aswat Nissa
People’ Rights  Center - Sidi kacem
Forum for Professionals fighting against Family Honor Crimes in the Palestinian society in Israel
Mor Masa Ritüeli
Jazeera Media Network
Women in Business of Algeria
Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilisations
Khadija Zizi
CEDAW Association for Democracy and Human Rights
Le chemin de la dignité
Savera Liverpool
Future Foundation for Media and Culture
Voix de la Femme Jemmeliya (VFJ)
Amal Association for Women and Development
Social Association for Media Profession
Yaich Elarbi
Centre for Women's Legal Research &Counselling and Protection
Femmes et Leadership
Ensan Aid
Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development  (ARDD - Legal Aid)

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