The 5th International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities: Men who care
The 5th ICMEO was organised on 3-4 September 2020 by the Equality Policies Department of the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, in co-operation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and European Institute for Gender Equality. It was a follow-up from the previous conferences held in Germany (2012), Austria (2014), Luxembourg (2016) and Sweden (2018). The general aim of this series of conferences is to address both the issues of involving more men in promoting gender equality and of gender-specific challenges men face, including due to restrictive gender norms.
The Conference had the specific theme of “Men Who Care”, that is: men’s responsibility to care for oneself, care for others, and care for the well-being and environmental sustainability of societies, including the promotion of gender equality. The focus on men, care and responsibility also meant addressing such wider societal challenges as: men’s shorter life expectancy, unequal sharing of care for children between women and men, labour market impediments women face, increasing care burdens with ageing societies and increasing dependent old people, labour shortages in the care sector, violence against women in private and public, online and offline, and standstills or backlashes in gender equality policies.
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