International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Study Papers | Social Studies | Portugal | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023

Gender Inclusive Approaches to Tackle Gender Stereotypes, Prevent Violences and Promote Caring Masculinities

Tatiana Moura | Sofia Goncalves

Abstract: Gender - inclusive programmes are a crucial tool in combating entrenched gender stereotypes, preventing gender - based violence and promoting caring masculinities. These programmes seek to address gender inequality by recognising and challenging traditional notions of masculinity and femininity that have long persisted in society. First and foremost, these programmes focus on education and awareness - raising. Through education, they seek to empower people to understand and challenge gender stereotypes and their negative impacts. Gender equality awareness is promoted from an early age, instilling values of respect, empathy and equity in the younger generation. Prevention of gender - based violence is another key objective of these programmes. By challenging traditional norms of masculinity that often perpetuate violence, they work to reduce the incidence of gender - based assaults. It fosters a culture of consent and mutual respect, which contributes to the prevention of violence. In addition, it seeks to promote caring masculinities, which involve men actively in parenting, family care and emotional support. This not only benefits women by sharing the burden of unpaid work, but also enables men to develop healthier and more meaningful relationships. Gender - inclusive programmes (such as the KINDER Programme) are an important step towards building a more equal and just society, where people are free to be themselves without being constrained by gender stereotypes. Their impact is felt in interpersonal relationships, in the prevention of violence and in the creation of more positive and compassionate models of masculinity.

Keywords: masculinities, gender equity, stereotypes, childhood, pedagogical resources, training

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,

Pages: 396 - 400

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