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Jerker Edström

Research Fellow

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.

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Research

Project

Masculinities and Transition

The project will explore the experiences of men and shifting constructions of masculinities in current ‘transition countries’ in order to identify ways to complement women-focused interventions in the Bank’s projects and broader investments to enhance both the resilience of transition, and...

Publications

Brief

Masculinities and Transition: Summary Brief

Profound social and economic transitions over the past 30 years have shaped women’s lives and opportunities in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine in varying ways. Much less is known about men’s experiences of economic transition and reactions to the diverse changes in women’s circumstances.

10 September 2019

Report

Masculinities and Transition: Enduring Privilege?

There has been significant progress in gender equality globally over recent decades, such as in school enrolment or in labour force participation rates, and in certain groups of men’s and boys’ attitudes to gender equality; particularly among younger, educated males in urban areas. Yet,...

10 September 2019

Brief

Masculinities and Transition in Egypt: Country Brief

Gender and development research in Egypt tends to frame questions about men solely in terms of barriers to women’s economic advancement. Only recently have questions been raised about men’s own gendered experiences and attitudes, and how they experience the changes in gender relations...

Ramy Aly & 2 others

10 September 2019

Jerker Edström’s recent work