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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.

Jerker Edström’s recent work

Report

MASVAW Movement Mapping Report: Movement Mapping and Critical Reflection with Activists of the Men’s Action to Stop Violence Against Women (MASVAW) Campaign, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, August 2014

IDS Evidence Report 107

Engaging men and boys in addressing gender-based violence has grown in attention over the past 20 years. However, the emerging field predominantly focuses on the issues as a problem of individuals, neglecting the role of the institutions and policies that shape norms of gender inequality and...

1 February 2015

Report

Men in Collective Action on SGBV in Kenya: A Case Study

This case study examines the ways in which collective action and the involvement of men may influence the prospects of effectively changing community perceptions and values regarding sexual and gender-based violence, and how it may strengthen the overall response to the problem in Kenya.

1 May 2014

Report

The Shifting Roles of Men in Collective Action on SGBV in Kenya: Report of a Movement and Influence Mapping Workshop, Nairobi, 3–5 July 2013

IDS Evidence Report 62

Over a decade and a half on from the landmark declarations of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (UN 1994) and the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (UN 1995), there is now a growing consensus on the importance of engaging men and boys in efforts to stop...

1 March 2014

Journal Article

Undressing Patriarchy: Men and Structural Violence

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It explores the shifting field of men and masculinities and how often conflicted engagements with the feminist project of redressing gender inequalities might be radicalised through a deeper analysis of patriarchy and our relationship to it, as well as by linking it to other struggles for sexual...

7 January 2014