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Year 2000,
International Year for
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Manifesto 2000

Education for a Culture of Peace

Peace, Human
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Peace and New
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Women and a
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U N E S C O

Expert Group Meeting on
Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective
of a Culture of Peace

Grand Hotel
Oslo, Norway
Karl Johan's gate 31

24-28 September 1997

AGENDA

Wednesday 24 September

Arrival of Participants

14.00 * Press Briefing

15.00 * Registration of Participants - Tea/Coffee

OPENING AND PLENARY SESSION (Gerhardsen Room)

16.00 - 18.00

* Welcoming and Opening Statements

  • Ms Helga Hernes, Ambassador, Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms Ingrid Eide, Chairperson, Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO
  • Ms Ingeborg Breines, Director, Women and the Culture of Peace

Partners

  • Ms Ölöf Ölafsdöttir, Council of Europe

* Presentation of Participants

* Working Procedures of the Meeting

  • Election of Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons, Rapporteur and co-rapporteurs,
  • Adoption of the Agenda

18.30 DINNER

20.00 - 22.00 Informal evening session

Art as a means of developing non-violent conflict resolution

  • Mr Malvern Lumsden, PRIO, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo

Thursday 25 September

9.00 Gender-related factors that hamper or inspire a development towards a culture of peace.

What masculinities for the next millennium ?

Conceptual framework/Analytical Background.

Introduction:

  • Mr Robert Connell
  • Mr Michael Kimmel
  • Ms Marysia Zalewski
  • Mr Alberto Godenzi

13.00 LUNCH

14.30 Gender-sensitive socialisation for transformation of the culture of violence and war.

Institutional/cultural/structural changes. Policy Recommendations

Introduction :

  • Ms Gioia Di Cristofaro Longo
  • Mr Michael Kaufman
  • Mr Knut Oftung/Mr J. Kampmann
  • Mr Øystein Gullvåg Holter

19.00 DINNER

20.30 Films/Videos

Friday 26 September

9.00 Mechanisms, means and practices of transformation to a culture of peace in relation to:

Education, socialization, child development and adult/child relations in families and classrooms.

Peer group, community life and leisure, including the issue of sports and youth subcultures as bearers of violent masculinities.

Cultural forms, including mass media, the arena of knowledge (science and technology, the internet, etc ...).

Workplaces and organizations, including large-scale organizations such as the state, labour market and governance.

Personal life, marital relations, and sexuality, including the role of domestic and sexual violence in constructions of masculinity.

Case studies/Examples/Practical Recommendations

Introduction :

  • Ms Constantinova Safilios Rothschild
  • Ms Lourdes Quisumbing
  • Ms Mirjana Najcevska
  • Mr Georg Tillner
  • Ms Irina Novikova

13.00 LUNCH

14.30 Continuation

Introduction :

  • Ms Svetlana Slapsak
  • Ms Uta Klein
  • Mr Hassan Keynan
  • Mr Robert Morrell
  • Mr Andrei Sinelnikov

19.00 DINNER

20.00 Evening session : Informal group discussion on processes and dynamics

Process facilitators :

  • Ms Evelin Lindner
  • Mr Malvern Lumsden

Saturday 27 September

9.30 Gender sensitive peace education for police, military, peace keeping forces, demobilized soldiers and emergency workers

(Case-studies/examples)

Introduction :

  • Ms Judith Stiehm
  • Mr Bo Loggarfve
  • Mr Daniel Ríos Pineda

13.00 LUNCH

15.00 Drafting of Recommendations (Working Groups)

19.00 DINNER at Holmenkollen Restaurant offered by the Royal Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Host : Political Advisor, Ms Nita Kapoor Toril Gording, actress at the National Theatre in Oslo presents a portrait of the playwright Henrik Ibsen, his men and women and their quest for truth and freedom.

Sunday 28 September

10.00 Recommendations for action

Adoption of final report

Closing

13.00 LUNCH - DEPARTURE

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