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Efforts to combat intimate partner violence are often aimed at adults, but the Danish project “Violent love” instead targeted young people. Susanne Nour Magnusson is the head of the treatment and competence centre Dialog mod vold, which managed the project. The results will be presented at the ICMEO conference on men and equal opportunities.
Many men feel that they are in the dock, which makes it difficult to get through to them with gender equality initiatives. This according to Lena Wallquist from the organisation MÄN. At the ICMEO conference, they talk about new methods for practical efforts against violence and destructive norms.
The involvement and activism among young men need to be highlighted in the work of promoting equality. This is said by Jeff Hearn, senior professor in gender studies at Örebro University, Sweden. He has researched men and masculinity for 40 years and is one of the keynote speakers at the ICMEO conference.
Sweden will arrange the 4th International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities, ICMEO, in Stockholm on 15-16 May 2018. The Swedish Minister for Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér, will host the conference with international high-level participants also being featured in the programme. The Swedish Gender Equality Agency co-arranges the conference on behalf of the Swedish Minister of Gender Equality.