Man Made: men, masculinities and equality in public policy. About the Coalition on Men and Boys Background to the report Main findings Key messages Fathers - making the policy connections. Background to the report. Aims
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1. Men and boys face problems and they create problems. Public policy must respond urgently if the lives of men, women, boys and girls are to be improved and greater equality achieved. The Gender Equality Duty provides a framework for government and other public sector organisations to do this.
2. Men are not a homogenous group. More sophisticated public debate and policy responses are needed that go beyond stereotypes of men either as oppressors or victims, ‘in control’ or ‘in crisis’.
3. Male participation in achievingchange is vital. Whilst some men show little or no desire to give up any privileges they hold, not all resist change. Many are realising thatmaintaining the status quo has negative consequences for their health, personal lives and qualityof life – and for other men, women and children.
Developing the policy framework
Sharing good practice in working with men and boys
Improving data collection
Furthering the research agenda