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Commissioning Body: Department of Education and Science

Project Remit: Examination of the role of men in the promotion of gender equality through media analysis and individual interviews.

Project Commencement: The project commenced in May and will finish at the end of June 2006.

Research Staff: Dr. Maryann Valiulis, Ms. Aoife O’Driscoll, and Ms. Jennifer Redmond

This project entails two distinct elements: an analysis of newspaper coverage of gender equality issues, (particularly in relation to men’s role in these) and interviews with ten men to explore personal perspectives on gender equality. The first part of the project includes an analysis of 5 major national daily newspapers for the period March 1st - 15th 2006. The researchers will examine gender equality issues raised in the newspapers, and will analyse coverage of both International Women’s Day (8th March) and the EU Spring Council. The focus will be on how gender equality is described, discussed and debated, and what role, if any, men are presented as having in its promotion. The second phase of the research involves interviews with 10 men from different occupational and regional backgrounds, in order to assess their personal views on their place in the promotion of gender equality, how they define it, and how they can contribute to negotiating the challenges to the promotion of equal treatment between men and women.

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