The recent horrific incident of the gangrape and murder of a 23 year old physiotherapy student in Delhi has highlighted a deep scourge in our society and the extremely vulnerable position of women. It has focussed on the importance and need for mainstreaming gender issues in all walks of life. There is an increasing consensus that the role of men and the notion of ‘masculinity’ has to examined, questioned and redefined for any effort at improving the status of women to succeed.
CHSJ has been working on finding ways of engaging with men on gender issues since its inception in 2005. It has been part of a decade long effort which is currently underway in many districts in the states of UP, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and some other states that seek new ways in which men can engage on gender issues and be creative partners of women’s empowerment as fathers, brothers, partners and sons. CHSJ has also been anchoring the secretariat of a national network called Forum to Engage Men (FEM) for gender equality, which is developing an alternative discourse on masculinities and brings together practitioners working with men to share their experiences. All of CHSJ’s efforts on engaging men and gender issues are closely allied with and inspired by feminist thought and human rights practice.
CHSJ seeks to consolidate its work with men on gender issues and is looking for Men who are inspired to harness their professional skills into a passion for social transformation. We are looking for persons with skills in programme management, research and/or documentation, community mobilisation, use of social media alongwith a commitment to work for a shared future where men and women can live together with mutual respect and without fear. We are seeking young as well as more experienced colleagues who would be interested in joining our small team. For more information about CHSJ please visit our website www.chsj.org
If you are interested, please email us a copy of your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th of February 2013, with a note explaining your interest in the issue.