Author Archives: Martin Robb

Men as agents of change: Barclays / Women’s Business Council seminar

On Tuesday I was one of the speakers at a breakfast seminar at Canary Wharf, hosted by Barclays and the Women’s Business Council, on ‘Men as agents of change: engaging men in gender equality’. It was a privilege to be invited … Continue reading

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National Consultation with Women: 10th November 2014

I was pleased to be invited to take part in the National Consultation with Women organised by the Government Equalities Office in London last Monday , in preparation for the Commission on the Status of Women / Beijing +20 event … Continue reading

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Men and gender equality: a report from Helsinki

Last week I took part in a European Commission ‘exchange of good practice’ event in Helsinki, on the theme of the role of men in gender equality. I’ve written a post about it over at the ‘Beyond Male Role Models’ … Continue reading

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Misogyny and the denigration of women: from Rotherham to Iraq

A couple of links via the excellent Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKRWO) on Facebook: First, a letter to The Independent, on the Rotherham abuse scandal,  from a number of Muslim organisations campaigning for women’s rights. Key quote: The honour code … Continue reading

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Male role models in the media

‘Beyond Male Role Models’, the ESRC-funded research project that I’m currently leading, has attracted some media interest since our official launch in London a couple of weeks ago. We were mentioned in this Guardian article about a mentoring scheme run … Continue reading

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Faith and fatherhood on video

In June I took part in a seminar on ‘Fathers and fatherhood: policy, representation and experience’, organised by The Open University’s Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG). I was pleased to be asked to present the findings from my … Continue reading

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An excuse for (apparent) inactivity

If things have seemed a little quiet around here lately, it’s because I’m active elsewhere – contributing to the blog for our new ESRC-funded research project, ‘Beyond Male Role Models: gender identities and practices in work with young men’. Do … Continue reading

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