Andrew Gibbs, a researcher at the Gender Equality and Health Programme at HEARD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and the PI on the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures evaluation funded by What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women, is presenting at the International Conference on Community Psychology (ICCP) in Durban running from 27th to 30th May. He will present a paper about the challenges of working on transforming masculinities amongst young men in urban informal settlements from the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures pilot study. In addition he will participate in a Roundtable on “Current and Future Work on Men and Masculinities” organized by Kopano Ratele of the Violence Injury and Peace Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council.
The ICCP brings together psychologists from across the world to explore the challenges of working to improve the health of all in rapidly changing contexts. A key focus of the conference is the way psychologists can understand and support transformative responses to violence in their everyday practice and how to ensure the complexities of everyday life are integrated into psychology.
For more information on the conference please see: http://iccp2016.co.za/
For more information on the Roundtable please see: https://newafricanmen.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/roundtable-on-current-and-future-work-on-men-and-masculinities-durban-may-28-2016/