In collaboration with ActionAid, Nordic Consulting Group arranged a seminar on Masculinity in the Middle East on Friday 13 October at Café Mellemrummet in Copenhagen.

The purpose of the seminar was to present the results and findings of a survey on men and masculinity in the Middle East, which research confronts many of the stereotypes commonly associated with men in the region and highlights pathways to gender equality. The survey has explored the realities, practices, and attitudes of men in Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, and Palestine regarding gender norms, gender-equality policies, household dynamics, caregiving and fatherhood, intimate partner violence, sexual diversity, health, and economic stress. 

The survey was part of The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), which is the largest multi-country study of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. The results of the survey were presented by the authors Gary Baker (CEO of PROMUNDO) and Sheeren El Feki. The subsequent panel debate consisted of representatives from KVINFO and Danish Refugee Council.  

NCG Partner Anne-Lise Klausen welcomed the large gathering of attendants to the seminar by underlining the importance of evidence-based knowledge in a contemporary world where one perception is often considered the truth.

Find the complete IMAGES MENA report here.