Worldwide, violence and harassment - including in the world of work - are phenomena that indisputably and universally follow marked gender lines. Despite awareness levels about the magnitude of the phenomenon having significantly rised, global events such as the l #metoo movement having helped spreading a culture of zero tolerance, and international legal and policy instruments provided the means to tackle it, progress to eradicate it has been slow and women are still disproportionately positioned at the receiving end of violent and harassing behaviours. Efforts have been made also towards changing the narrative around gender-based violence and moving past a characterisation of men merely as violence perpetrators, just as much as that of women as passive victims, and rather focusing the attention on how social norms, gender and power shape violent relations. At the same time, small movements of men around the world have been rising to rightfully claim their spot in the gender-related discourse, advocating for equality and against those fixed roles and harmful stereotypes about masculinity - not only femininity - that contribute to oppressive power structures. This training aims to provide a space for reflecting about the issue of gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace where men can be the active subjects of such reflection, without feeling guilted or defensive, but rather empowered to assert new and positive characterizations of masculinity and re-shape the narrative towards change. How are men and boys affected by violence and by the gender stereotypes and norms that often underlie it? How can we go beyond the victim-perpetrator categorization to promote a more systemic understanding of the causes of GBV? What are transformative masculinities and the voices currently representing them across the globe? How can they make a difference in breaking the cycle of bias, harmful stereotypes and unequal power relations?
Gender, equality and non-discrimination experts; gender and diversity focal points working for public and private institutions; workers'representatives; HR personnel and persons involved with workers' welfare and well-being, advocacy and communication.