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Jerker Edström - Research Fellow

Gender and Sexuality
T: +44 (0)1273 915672
E: j.edstrom@ids.ac.uk

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Administrator:
Amy Cowlard

Google Scholar URL:
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A development social scientist and worker primarily focused on gender equality, men and masculinities, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

He has a longer history of working in HIV prevention, children and youth affected by AIDS, participation, civil society support and international health. He has skills in inter-disciplinary community-based research, research synthesis and evidenced-based policy formulation, plus proven assessment, planning and programme development skills. He has extensive experience in organisational management, team building, leadership and development.

Throughout his 30 year career in international development he has experience from a diverse range of over 30 countries and has over 10 years of engagement in post-graduate teaching and research. He also has direct work experience from working in a range of nine development and health organisations.

The next World Social Science Report due to be published in 2016 will focus on the critical contemporary issues of inequalities and justice.

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Our goal is to enable stronger leadership for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. We will do this by gathering, inter-relating and analysing evidence and lessons. These will be strategically disseminated in targeted and accessible formats for improved learning, policy and practice.

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The Men, Masculinities and HIV project is one of the workstreams of the Gender, Power and Sexuality (GPS) programme, funded by Sida. This work stream aims to influence norms and institutions at global and local levels to more effectively tackle the challenge of achieving gender equality, and particularly looking at the role of men in this process.

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The Sexuality and Development project is one of the workstreams of the Gender, Power and Sexuality (GPS) Programme, funded by Sida.

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Supporting the realisation of sexual rights and access to basic services for those facing poverty and injustice

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IDS and AllAfrica have teamed up to produce and distribute compelling multi-media content on critical issues for Africa’s future, as part of a development reporting initiative.

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IDS publications on international development research

Intersectionality: A Key for Men to Break Out of the Patriarchal Prison?

Reflecting on male gender activists’ lessons from India, this article explores how intersectionality can help men (and women) better understand the structure of patriarchy, by connecting it to other forms of oppression, based on class, caste and age. More details

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Reframing Men and Boys in Policy for Gender Equality: Conceptual Guidance and an Agenda for Change

Drawing on global evidence from the Department for International Development (DFID)-funded EMERGE programme, this paper explains why better engaging men and boys is crucial, the implications for reframing policy design and implementation, and provides key recommendations for policy. More details

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Reframing Gender Justice in an Unequal, Volatile World: IDS’ Directions for Future Research on Gender and Sexuality in Development

At a time of major changes in global politics and trends, and major shifts in international development following the establishment of the global Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030, the Gender and Sexuality cluster at the Institute of Development Studies engaged in collaborative discussions and consultations over nine months with partner organisations, networks, external experts and policymakers. More details

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Therapeutic Activism: Men of Hope Refugee Association Uganda Breaking the Silence over Male Rape in Conflict-related Sexual Violence

IDS Evidence Report 182 (2016)

Men’s experiences as victims of sexual and gender-based violence remain little recognised in research, policy or practice. Mainstream narratives generally continue to depict men as perpetrators of violence and women as victims. More details

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Engendering Men: A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in Social Change and Gender Equality

The evidence review, combined with other project elements, aims to cultivate stronger leadership for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Gender; Health; HIV; Poverty; Reducing Inequalities; Science and Society; Sexuality; Social Protection.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Empowerment of Women and Girls; Gender Power and Sexuality; Sexuality and Development Programme.

Geographic Expertise:
Bangladesh; Cambodia; Haiti; India; Kenya; Lebanon; Malawi; Mongolia; Morocco; Senegal; Zambia.