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NEWSLETTER 19.08.16  


DO MEN WANT EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE?

Equal rights may exist in Europe as a principle, but this is not yet translating into practice in the workplace. Gender equality at a professional level has been talked about for over 20 years but the voices and opinions of men are often neither sought nor heard. We rarely see them at events or following trainings on the issue. Yet, men have a critical role to play in promoting and enabling gender equality as they typically hold over 90% of the executive roles in large corporations

In order to analyse new patterns across society that profoundly affect men’s role and positions, JUMP released a study 2 years ago, on couples that reverse the traditional role models: Pioneering Fathers: Behind Every Great Woman there is a Great Man. Now, as a follow up, we have asked the views of men more generally, with the question: Do Men Want Equality at Work? Almost 3 000 men in Europe responded to our survey. Results are extremely interesting and need to be taken into consideration by any person interested or responsible for diversity in order to ensure a efficient gender equality plan or public awareness campaign.

Following the survey results, JUMP has developed training modules specifically for men in the workplace. Our objective is for men to become the allies of women and to recognise each other’s talents, so that a company’s success is based on meritocracy, inclusivity and performance. In order to tackle this subject seriously, we decided to dedicate this JUMP newsletter fully to this topic, with a selection of the best articles and research about the role of men in gender equality. It may not use our usual pink colour but, believe me, it is not less powerful and fearless!

Isabella Lenarduzzi
Founder of JUMP



Men’s perception of gender equality






NEW JUMP STUDY: DO MEN WANT EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE?

Three quarters (78%) of men believe they will benefit from more gender equality in the workplace. However, less than 1 man over 4 declare to be actively involved in making this a reality. One third of those surveyed declare to be against gender equality (some more actively than others) whilst half of them are generally positive but not actively engaged.

Written by: JUMP

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Jean-Michel Monnot, All-Inclusive, guest speaker JUMP Forum 2016

LES HOMMES DOIVENT ILS AVOIR PEUR DE L’ÉGALITÉ ?

Commençons par le « côté obscur » de la réponse : oui, les hommes vont perdre quelque chose si notre monde progresse vers plus de mixité. Ils vont perdre un peu de pouvoir, puisqu’ils vont devoir partager. Et alors ?
Je suis un homme, et je ne me reconnais pas dans ce portrait-robot qui ferait de moi une machine exclusivement attirée par les titres ronflants, les conseils d’administrations ou les négociations sur un parcours de golf.

Written by: Jean-Michel Monnot

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Interview with Sandra Ondraschek Norris (Catalyst)

WHY ARE MEN STILL HOLDING BACK FROM CHAMPIONING GENDER EQUALITY?

Fear of attracting other men’s disapproval and apathy are the main barriers preventing men from actively supporting gender equality. Interview with Sandra Ondraschek-Norris, Senior Director at Catalyst Europe What do men think of gender equality in the workplace? In many European workplaces most of them do not think of it at all. Not because they are indifferent, but because they do not see gender equality as an issue of concern to their everyday life in the office.

Written by: Luisa de Paula

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MICHAEL KIMMEL: "PRIVILEGE IS INVISIBLE TO THOSE WHO HAVE IT".
ENGAGING MEN IN WORKPLACE EQUALITY

Turn up to any meeting on gender equality and the room will be full of women. Women talking to women about women. When it comes to advancing women in the workplace, one of the biggest hurdles is men’s lack of interest. According to American sociologist, Prof Michael Kimmel, men can’t see what the issue is. They don’t see the advantages conferred by their Y chromosome.

Written by: Fiona Smith · Source: theguardian.com

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POURQUOI LE FÉMINISME EST AUSSI L’AFFAIRE DES HOMMES

Des hommes incapables de maîtriser leurs pulsions et qui agressent sexuellement. D’autres qui donnent des coups. Certes, la vox populi s’accorde à dénoncer ces comportements mais leur trouve toujours des excuses. Il faut les comprendre, s’ils agissent ainsi, s’ils violent ou s’ils tabassent, c’est par essence.

written by: Yves Deloison - Source: cheekmagazine.fr

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THE INVOLVEMENT OF MEN IN GENDER EQUALITY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

By looking at the activities of different EU actors contributing to a more effective involvement of men in the promotion of gender equality in Europe, this report identifies the key benefits and motivations of men’s engagement as well as barriers and hesitations.

Source: eige.europa.eu

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Men stepping up for gender equality



Bill Proudman, CEO of “White Men as Full Diversity Partners,
guest speaker at the up-coming JUMP Forum Brussels 2017

WAKE UP, WHITE GUYS! BILL PROUDMAN TACKLES D & I

“There Are People Who Would Say, ‘Just Take Them (White Male Executives) Out Back And Give Them Frontal Lobotomies.’ But It’s Not That Simple.”
Bill Proudman pretty much personifies “white male privilege.” He is not only white – he is big, straight, a native-born American, and he holds an executive position. But that is where the stereotype gives way: Proudman has dedicated the last 17 years to helping white guys dig into diversity & inclusion.

Source: womenetics.com

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Michael Kimmel, Professor of sociology & gender studies at stony
brook university, guest speaker at next JUMP Forum Paris 2017

WHY MEN SHOULD SUPPORT GENDER EQUALITY

In my last column, I looked at some of the obstacles to men’s embracing gender equality in their public and private lives. These obstacles, both in our attitudes and in our institutions, are significant. This month, though, I promised I’d discuss the motivational side, the question of why men shouldsupport gender equality.

written by: Michael Kimmel - Source: onthemarc

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Curt Rice, Rector at Oslo & Akershus University College
of Applied Sciences, guest speaker at JUMP Forum Brussels 2016

2 WAYS QUOTAS FOR WOMEN RAISE QUALITY

Quotas, it is said, inevitably lower quality. Quotas lead to hiring a person who otherwise wouldn’t get hired. It’s obvious, isn’t it, that if she were good enough, she would get the job on her own? Quotas take situations that are fair — tough, sure, but fair nonetheless — and make them unfair. Surely you don’t think sex makes a difference in how well you do your work!

Written by: Curt Rice - Source: curt-rice.com

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SUPPLIQUE À MADAME LE DIRECTEUR

Chère Madame le directeur, J’ai beaucoup hésité avant de vous écrire, un peu par timidité, mais surtout parce que je me disais que je risquais de me me mêler de choses qui ne me regardent pas. Et puis ce matin, j’ai changé d’avis. : le respect de l’identité de chacun est l’affaire de tous, il est donc légitime que je donne mon avis, et même que je partage un peu de mon irritation et de ma lassitude.

Written by: Jean-Michel Monnot · Source: beallinclusive.com

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MARC, A KEY COMPONENT TO DELL’S DIVERSITY STRATEGY

Dell is the first in the IT industry to implement the Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) program. MARC is an initiative from Catalyst, a non-profit organization, designed to engage men in creating a more inclusive work environment. MARC helps us identify where unconscious bias exists and aims to promote a more collaborative and inclusive leadership style.

written by: Dell - Source: youtube

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GLAMOUR EXCLUSIVE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYS, “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE”

There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One. But perhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living above the store. For many years my life was consumed by long commutes­—from my home in Chicago to Springfield, Illinois, as a state senator, and then to Washington, D.C...

Written by: Barack Obama - Source: glamour.com

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HARASSMENT IN TECH: WHY MEN NEED TO SPEAK OUT NOW

It’s a tough time for women in the tech industry. A recent survey of women working in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area found that 60% reported unwanted sexual advances. Eighty-seven percent reported hearing demeaning comments about women. Eighty-eight percent had clients or colleagues address questions to male peers that should have been addressed to them.

Written by: Michael Kaufman - Source: onthemarc

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HOW TO BE A MALE FEMINIST AT WORK

This piece is part of an in-depth series on Women at Work. For regular updates on gender issues ‘like’ our Facebook Page and sign up to The Gender Agendaweekly email digest. At the World Economic Forum in Davos this year I sat on a panel with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who managed to out-feminist a group of speakers that included Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates.

Written by: Jonas Prising - Source: weforum.org

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QUELS HOMMES POUR LA CAMPAGNE D’ONU FEMMES
HEFORSHE ?

ONU Femmes a lancé en 2014 la campagne HeForShe, visant à encourager des hommes à faire la promotion de l’égalité. Le programme repose sur l’idée que l’égalité femmes/hommes doit être aussi défendue par les hommes. L’objectif consensuel, la communication maîtrisée. Mais quelle sorte de féminisme défend HeForShe ? Une journée HeForShe était organisée à Sciences Po le 1 er octobre 2015.

Source: 50-50magazine.fr

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Strategies for engaging men


Robert Baker, Senior Partner at Mercer and Board Member of
PWN Global, guest speaker at JUMP Forum Paris 2016

HOW CAN WE GET MEN ENGAGED IN GENDER BALANCE?

Why do men matter in driving change? As many of us working in the field know, progress towards gender equality is slow and at current rates of change, it could take over 100 years to achieve gender balance. However we can accelerate progress if we engage men.

Written by: Robert Baker

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GENDER INCLUSIVITY FOR MIDDLE MANAGERS

Male middle managers must be encouraged to view gender equality as business-critical It is a much-lamented issue that there are not enough women in leadership positions. A common approach has been to support women to ensure that they fit into organisations. However, ‘fixing the women’ has not solved the issue. Instead of changing women it is organisational practices that need to change.

Written by: Elisabeth Kelan - Source: hrmagazine.co.uk

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HOW MALE MANAGERS CAN SPREAD EQUALITY

In private conversations, middle managers are often referred to as “the permafrost” or “the concrete layer”. They are an unloved group, who are blamed for a multitude of organizational failures. Among these is the failure to implement all those good intentions of senior leaders to increase the number of women at the top of organisations.

Written by: Alison Maitland - Source: alisonmaitland.com

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LES HOMMES : SUJETS ET ACTEURS DE L’ÉGALITÉ PROFESSIONNELLE

Cet argumentaire s’appuie sur les engagements pris par les grandes organisations publiques internationales unanimes sur le sujet (OIT, Commission européenne, OMS, Unesco, Conseil de l’Europe), sur les témoignages de chefs d’entreprise engagés, sur les travaux de chercheurs du monde entier, pour servir de boîte à outils au service des hommes ou des femmes qui veulent devenir des ambassadeurs de l’égalité.

written by: ORSE - Source: orse.org

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HOW CAN WE HELP WOMEN? BY HELPING MEN

In her thoughtful op-ed in the New York Times, family historian Stephanie Coontz answered the question “How can we help men?” with a ringing endorsement of gender equality: “By helping women,” she answered.
I’d like to suggest the converse is equally true. How can we help women? By helping men.

Written by: Michael Kimmel

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POWER AND PRIVILEGE: A HANDBOOK FOR POLITICAL ORGANISERS (NEON INTRODUCTORY GUIDE)

The concept of privilege – and the power that comes with it – is better understood than ever before. But it remains a sensitive topic in many situations. Members of the UK-based New Economy Organizers Network (NEON) seek to make issues of power and privilege easier to discuss and resolve within a campaigning context, and so produced this guide for organisers and activists to use within their own groups and organisations.

Written by: Audre Lorde

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR MEN AND BOYS TO REFLECT ABOUT MANHOOD?

In the past decades, many women’s rights advocates have learnt that improving the health and wellbeing of adult and young women also requires engaging men, adult and young.
Program H is an evidence-based project that started in 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Written by: Servane Mouazan - Source: Linkedin.com

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WHY MEN WORK SO MANY HOURS

How many employed American mothers work more than 50 hours a week? Go on, guess. I’ve been asking lots of people that question lately. Most guess around 50 percent. The truth is 9 percent. Nine percent of working moms clock more than 50 hours a week during the key years of career advancement: ages 25 to 44. If we limit the sample to mothers with at least a college degree, the number rises only slightly, to 13.9 percent. (These statistics came from special tabulations of data from the US Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.)

Written by: Joan C. Williams - Source: hbr.org

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THE ROLE OF MEN IN GENDER EQUALITY – EUROPEAN STRATEGIES & INSIGHTS by the European commission (2012)

First European study with research from EU 27 member states on the role of men in Gender Equality, to provide better knowledge on the role and positioning of men in gender equality issues, covering areas such as education, work, family care, health, violence and policy.

Author: European Commission

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Men – and fatherhood



THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MEN TRY TO TAKE PATERNITY LEAVE

“It felt like a PR benefit, not a real benefit.” Ariel Ayanna was a beloved attorney at his law firm when he faced a devastating personal crisis. His pregnant wife attempted suicide. Ayanna took time off to care for her, the baby, and their older child. When he came back to work, his attorneys say, the firm wouldn’t give him back his clients.

Written by: Josh Levs - Source: fortune.com

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HOW MARK ZUCHERBERG’S EXAMPLE HELPS FIGHT THE STIGMA OF FAMILY LEAVE

There’s growing political support for some sort of paid family leave, and it’s clear that many mothers use it when it’s offered. What has been less clear is whether it would make a difference for fathers. A new study shows how it would.

Written by: Claire Cain Miller - Source: nytimes.com

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MEN ARE AFRAID TO TAKE PARENTAL LEAVE. GUESS WHY

Men not taking time off to care for newborns, it turns out, is a difficult cultural norm to overcome. Parental leave policies that offer the same amount of time off to all new parents are on the rise.

Written by: Rebecca Greenfield - Source: bloomberg

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IF WE GAVE FATHERS THE SAME NONSENSICAL ADVICE WE GIVE WORKING MOTHERS

There is an endless amount of advice given to working mothers about “how to have it all” with ‘all’ meaning happy kid, successful careers, great hair, healthy diets, immaculate wardrobes, the perfect beach body, good girlfriends, a supportive husband and a pristine house. But what if we applied the same type of inane language we use when discussing women in the workplace to men?

Written by: Ciara Flaherty - Source: breakingnews

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ETRE PÈRE AUJOURD’HUI

A l’occasion de la fête des pères, l’UNAF publie une étude [1] dans laquelle 11000 pères témoignent de leur paternité et surtout des freins qui les empêchent de l’exercer pleinement.
- 86 % veulent être des pères différents de leur propre père (et 43 % disent s’inspirer de leur propre mère pour exercer leur paternité).

Source: unaf

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PARENTAL LEAVE: WHERE ARE THE FATHERS?

What’s the issue? All OECD countries, except the US, offer nationwide paid maternity leave for at least 12 weeks, and over half grant fathers paid paternity leave when a baby arrives. More and more countries now also offer paid parental leave, i.e. a longer period of job-protected leave that is available to both parents.

Source: oecd.org

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UNE BROCHURE POUR LES PAPAS ?

Papa au travail : donnez-vous votre chance ! Des travailleurs en parlent, des communes agissent A l’occasion des 10 ans du congé de paternité, l’Administration des Pouvoirs locaux, avec l’aide de fonctionnaires communaux chargés de l’égalité des chances, a souhaité contribuer à une meilleure implication du personnel communal dans la parentalité en réalisant la présente brochure.

Source: pouvoirslocaux.irisnet.be

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CONGÉ DE PATERNITÉ CHOISIR D’ÊTRE PRÉSENT

Le saviez-vous ? Le congé de paternité est passé de 3 à 10 jours depuis juillet 2002. Aujourd’hui, les pères revendiquent leur place auprès de l’enfant, et ils ont raison! Dès la naissance, ils veulent être présents. Car les tout premiers jours d’un enfant sont une expé- rience de vie exceptionnelle. Un moment magique où naît une nouvelle relation, où se construit un nouvel équilibre dans le couple et dans la famille.

Source: igvm-iefh.belgium.be

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Bye-bye Machos



Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, author of “Why women mean business”
and CEO 20-first, guest speaker JUMP Forum 2016

RETHINKING WHAT MASCULINITY MEANS AT THE OFFICE

“I didn’t really identify with this group or this culture at all,” said a man in a recent leadership development session I was running. He was standing among a group of male colleagues, to discuss what it was like to be a man today. “I really don’t like the jockeying for position, the loud voices, the false cheeriness,” he explained. The executive facing him — ex-military, 6’5” — looked astonished. “That’s all we were ever taught to do,” he said, “Take a position and hold it.”

Written by: Avivah Wittenberg-Cox · Source: hbr.org

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Patric Jean, Auteur réalisateur - "Les hommes veulent-ils l’égalité"
Orateur aux Forum JUMP Bruxelles et Paris 2016

HOMMES ET FÉMINISTES: UNE MODE CONTRE-PRODUCTIVE?

Une mode est récemment apparue dans la presse française et internationale à propos des hommes qui se disent “féministes” et dont on présente l’engagement comme “essentiel” pour les droits des femmes. Il est temps de se demander si cette nouvelle habitude qui se veut bienveillante n’est pas finalement contre-productive.

Written by: Patric Jean · Source: mediapart.fr

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5 WAYS MEN CAN HELP END SEXISM

What role should men play in working towards an end to sexism? How much or how little should men be helping? In this video we will explore answers to those questions and share a few suggestions for how men can respectfully approach feminism. We also explain why ending sexism can be beneficial for men

written by: feministfrequency - Source: youtube

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MANAGING PARTNERSHIPS WHEN ONE PARTNER HAS PRIVILEGE

Diverse Teams Help Us Better Understand The World I was on the way to a sales call with a colleague, a woman of color. I respected her work and approach very much. I knew our chances of having the meeting go well were increased with her presence and knowledge. But I was not prepared which was unlike me. But I didn’t want to hide it or act as if I was more prepared than I was, so I put it out there.

written by: Jim Morris - Source: wmfdp.com

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THE HARM OF MANSPLAINING AT WORK

As America’s most-beloved workplace advice columnist and a man, it’s high time I address the subject of workplace “mansplaining.” If you aren’t familiar with the term, it describes the all-too-frequent instances when a man explains something to a female co-worker in a condescending manner.

Written by: Rex Huppke · Source: Chicago tribune

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BEST MALE BOSSES: WHAT MAKES A GUY GREAT TO WORK FOR?

Cultivating trust between managers and those they supervise is essential to creating productive working relationships and improving an organization’s overall performance. Yet women often see their relationships with their male bosses differently than their bosses do, and, according to Catalyst’s study, Building Trust Between Managers and Diverse Women Direct Reports, diverse women often experience even greater challenges than white women in forming trusting relationships with their managers.

Written by: Raina Lipsitz - Source: onthemarc

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Ghent
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13/09

Brussels
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28/09

Rome
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Books selection

Books



L’HOMME FÉMINISTE : UN MÂLE À PART ?

Author:
Emmanuelle Barbaras
Marie Devers

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LES HOMMES VEULENT-ILS L’ÉGALITÉ?

Author: Patric Jean

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GENDER BALANCE, WHEN MEN STEP UP

Author: Marie-Christine Mahéas

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BYE BYE LES MACHOS

Author: Didier Van Bruyssel

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L’HOMME, LE NOUVEAU SEXE FAIBLE

Author: Yves Deloison

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Four days to change: 12 radical habits to overcome bias and thrive in a diverse world

Author: Michael Welp

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The Guys Guide to Feminism

Author: Michael Kaufman
Michael Kimmel

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ALL IN

Author: Josh Levs

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Books selection

Videos




Erwin Ollivier:
the Ambassador 2016
for Gender Equality at work




Curt Rice:
What do you think the key
benefits of gender equality
for organisations are ?




Michael Kimmel:
How can companies make better use
of their talent pool ?




Christophe Falcoz
Comment intéresser les hommes
dans les programmes d'inégalité
professionnelle?




Patric Jean:
Comment mieux impliquer les hommes
dans le debat sur l'égalité des genres?




Antoine de Gabrielli:
Comment intéresser les hommes
dans les programmes d'inégalité
professionnelle?




Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw:
How can we get men more involved
in gender equality programs?




Tom Declercq:
How can we get men more involved
in gender equality programs?




Vincent Cespedes:
Comment intéresser les hommes
dans les programmes d'égalité
professionnelle?




Christophe Falcoz:
Les organisations ont-elles un genre?




Michael Kimmel:
How can men and women work together
for more equality in companies?





Jean-Michel Monnot:
Pourquoi est-il important
que les hommes soutiennent
des initiatives comme JUMP?




Denis Stokkink:
Comment voyez-vous l'action de JUMP
en faveur de l'égalité professionnelle?

Organisations promoting men & gender equality




White Men as Full Diversity Partners




Men Advocating Real Change (MARC)




Zero Macho, les Hommes contre la prostitution et pour l’égalité




He For She (UN Women)




The Good Men Project, the conversation no-one else is having




The Fatherhood Institute




European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)


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