There is a growing literature on the importance of engaging men and boys
in interventions on gender-based violence, and the benefits that this
The work on collective action in the face of gender-based violence seeks
to understand the extent to which 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 reviews interventions involving men, collective action and
gender-based violence in Egypt. It examines what made interventions
successful and notes that each has important elements of partnership,
coalition working, or community mobilisation strategies around changing
Tadros, M. Database of collective actors involving men tackling gender-based violence in public space in post-Mubarak Egypt. Evidence report No.14. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2013) 47 pp.