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The place of men and boys in gender equality policies: meeting of Working Group and publication of a Study

Strasbourg 29/06/2022
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The place of men and boys in gender equality policies: meeting of Working Group and publication of a Study

The Council of Europe Working Group the place of men and boys in gender equality policies and in policies to combat violence against women held its second meeting on 28 June 2022 in Strasbourg and online. The members of the Working Group- representing six member States and two NGOs in observer status with the Gender Equality Commission - finalised their discussions of draft Guidelines on the place of men and boys in gender equality policies and policies to combat violence against women. Issues addressed in the draft Guidelines relate notably to the equal sharing of care work between women and men, to men’s role as agents of change to promote gender equality, the impact of social norms and gender stereotypes on men and boys and the strengthening men’s role in combating violence against women. After an internal and external consultation process, the final version of the draft Guidelines will be discussed and adopted by the Gender Equality Commission during its November 2022 plenary meeting.

The Council of Europe Gender Equality Division also just published a Study on the places of men and boys in women’s rights and gender equality policies . Prepared by two independent experts, the Study provides an overview of existing research, policies and activities regarding the different roles of men and boys in promoting gender equality