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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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ARIZA-SOSA, Gladys Rocío; GAVIRIA, Silvia L; GELDRES-GARCIA, Denis A  and  VARGAS-ROMERO, Rosamarina. Men caretakers of life: Training in gender-sensitive masculinities for the prevention of violence towards women in Medellin. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2015, vol.44, n.2, pp.106-114. ISSN 0034-7450.

The training strategies targeted at men so as to reflect on the cultural patterns of patriarchy are an alternative in the promotion of human rights, the prevention of violence towards women and the mainstreaming of gender equality in public policies. With a socio-critical pedagogical approach, we conducted a Training Certification Program in gender equality and gender-sensitive masculinities, for a group of 76 male civil servants and civic leaders in the Colombian city of Medellin, for the purpose of questioning their gender socialization in the patriarchal model, directed towards the development and execution of social, educational or communications projects. The projects proposed by the participants criticize the andro-centric, sexist and discriminatory discourses regarding women that circulate in a manner predominant in their academic, workplace and family ambits, with a gender political commitment and respect for diversity.

Keywords : Masculinity; Gender; Primary prevention; Violence against women.

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