The work on collective action in the face of gender-based violence seeks to understand the extent to which gender-based violence (GBV) can become a community issue that engages men in challenging and confronting violent and abusive behaviour towards women, and through which notions of masculinity, manhood and identity are broached.
This report describes the background to the initiative which will examine the relationship between GBV, collective action and masculinities through six country case studies examined over four years. It describes the background to the Egypt case study and discusses GBV in the Egyptian context. The rest of the report concerns a scoping workshop held in Egypt on 4-5 November 2012. The aims of the workshop were to:
- To bring together activists to identify the most acute forms of GBV in the Egyptian context;
- To undertake a mapping of actors influencing GBV, both positively and negatively;
- To discuss strategies for confronting GBV and engage with those using collective action and who work with men.
The report covers GBV in public places, police stations and in places of worship.
Tadros, M. Battling with increased gender-based violence in Egypt&#8217;s transition: report on the scoping workshop held in Cairo, November 2012. Evidence report No.10. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2013) 25 pp.