Documentary Film “NEW FACE OF MASCULINITY: eliminating stereotypes and adopting new standards” produced within the campaign of the UN agencies in BiH was officially screened.
The documentary film “NEW FACE OF MASCULINITY: eliminating stereotypes and adopting new standards” has been officially launched on 25 March, 2013 in Mediacentar, Sarajevo. The production of the documentary is a part of many activities undertaken within the joint public information campaign of UN agencies in BiH named “Men United to End Violence against Women”. The film was created with the aim to examine contemporary models of masculinity trough attitudes of different generations and opinions of professionals.
Public debate treating this topic was held just after the debate. The participants were Borka Rudić, Journalist and General Secretary of the Association BH novinari andNermina Vehabović Rudež, Psychologist, who took part in the documentary. Trainer from Association XY, Damir Zeković and Director of Sarajevo Open Center, Saša Gavrić, joined the debate and commented on their experiences in changing attitudes of young men, as well as issues of gender equality in BiH society. Debate was moderated by Slobodanka Boba Dekić from Mediacentar Sarajevo.
For many men there is still a gap between the dominant model of masculinity in the society and the reality in which they live in, as well as the new opportunities. This situation indicates the need for a change. Only change and transformation of gender relations leads to gender equality, hence equal and satisfactory position of men andwomen. These processes should involve all spheres of society, because only by joint efforts and work on the equal emancipation we can affect the elimination of stereotypes and the adoption of new models of masculinity.
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