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What’s it got to do with me(n)? Exploring men’s role in achieving gender equality - #IWD2022

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If men aren’t part of the conversation about gender equality, then this work fails before it can even begin. Equality is everyone’s business, and we all have a role to play. This event is part of NTU's International Women's Day 2022 celebrations.

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The International Women’s Day theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. Do you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it? Would you know what to do, what to say, how to challenge?

Join Professor Paul Walton (University of York) for a conversation about male allyship and the role men have to play in striving for gender equality. Paul will explore the role of men as allies – from global to personal, from pushing for institutional change to supporting the women in their lives at work and outside, opening up discussion and offering practical steps and insights for men at NTU who want to become better allies.

When we move closer to equality, everyone benefits. It isn’t just about gender – our approach has to be intersectional, looking at ethnicity, disability, LGBT+ identities and more; all the intersecting aspects of our identities which make us who we are. When we work in an environment which accepts and celebrates our unique viewpoints and contributions we produce higher quality work, we are more likely to challenge convention to improve and evolve our workplace, and enjoy a better quality of life at work.

All colleagues and students of any gender are welcome, but we especially encourage men in the NTU community to attend. Choose to be part of the solution.

This event marks the finale of NTU’s Empower Programme which has been running this academic year. Through this series of events we have explored bystander intervention, misogyny hate crime and women’s safety in public and online spaces, the trials and tribulations of elite competitive sport, and ending violence against women and girls.


Professor Paul Walton is internationally known for his work on equality issues in science. His many distinctions in this area include serving on the Irish HEA's review group into gender equality in Irish HE institutions, the Athena Swan review group, many international keynote and plenary lectures, the Royal Society's inaugural Athena Prize 2016 (runner up), and being shortlisted for the WISE campaign's Man of the Year Award 2016. Paul is currently a member of the Athena Swan review group, the University of Galway's equality advisory board, and the advisory board of the GENIE project, Chalmers University, Sweden.

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