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Masculinity, Gender, and Power in a Mayan-Kaqchikel Community in Sololá, Guatemala

How do self-identified heterosexual Kaqchikel men in the rural areas of Sololá attain status and power in their relationships with women? This question is explored in this thesis by analyzing different masculine roles in various social space such as the house, the school, the church and the family. The complexity of masculine identity requires a meticulous analysis to assess the extent to which the masculine role and identity has been or not a determinant factor in the social and personal development of both women and men. To a great extent, this exploration allows us to see the different expr... Read More

Masculinity, Gender, and Power in a Mayan-Kaqchikel Community in Sololá, Guatemala

How do self-identified heterosexual Kaqchikel men in the rural areas of Sololá attain status and power in their relationships with women? This question is explored in this thesis by analyzing different masculine roles in various social space such as the house, the school, the church and the family. The complexity of masculine identity requires a meticulous analysis to assess the extent to which the masculine role and identity has been or not a determinant factor in the social and personal development of both women and men. To a great extent, this exploration allows us to see the different exp... Read More

DO NOT celebrate the Women if...

Published in Premium Times on March 8,2014 to mark the International Women's Day. Mr. Effanga believes the following set of people should not pretend to celebrate womanhood as the world marks the International Women’s Day. As the world celebrates this year’s International Women’s Day and some churches celebrate Mother’s Day, the following persons should shut up and not pretend to celebrate womanhood: The rapist and those who blame the rape victim as causing her predicament because of what she wore. Pray, how do infants (two years and below) dress to attract a rapist? The father (and any ... Read More

Happy International Women's Day!

By: Ford IFP

Powerful profiles of IFP women social justice leaders. Read More

She won't say - a short film

This is a short film conceived and picked up during a documentary film production in a tribal region (Kol Bheel tribes) of middle India.....enjoy, think and send your valuable comments Read More

 

 
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