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The Changing Lens on Gender
Abstract:
In October and November 2012, a group of refugee men from Bhutan in the Beldangi and Sanischare camps in eastern Nepal participated in a photography project, where, following discussions on gender roles and masculinities, and after a basic photo workshop, they were encouraged to take photos describing their views on their roles as men, fathers and husbands. The images they captured were subsequently exhibited in the refugee camps and the UNHCR office in Kathmandu as part of the '16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’. Rajendra Mulmi led the discussion on gender roles and masculinities, and Kashish Das Shrestha worked with the participants to help them understand the basics of photography and how to use captions to articulate the theme. This project was funded under the High Comissioner’s Special Project on SGBV. Presented here are the photographs that were exhibited in the camps during the campaign.
Publisher: UNHCR Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
REFUGEES, GENDER, GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, GENDER ROLES, WORKSHOPS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, BAMBOO, WOOL, CONDOMS, VEGETABLES
Thematic Group:
UNHCR, (2012)
Thesaurus:
13.01.00 - Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
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Feeder: SUSHMITAKUNWAR, Editor: ANJANA SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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The Changing Lens on gender
Abstract:
In October and November 2012, a group of refugee men from Bhutan in the Beldangi and Sanischare camps in eastern Nepal participated in a photography project, where, following discussions on gender roles and masculinities, and after a basic photo workshop, they were encouraged to take photos describing their views on their roles as men, fathers and husbands. The images they captured were subsequently exhibited in the refugee camps and the UNHCR office in Kathmandu as part of the ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’. This spurred further reflection and discussion with men and the community at large ongender roles, masculinities, and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). By the end of the workshop, participants were able to critique each other’s photographs and also discuss how the image illustrated gender roles in the camps. Participants collectively decided the best photos for exhibition in relation to the theme, as well as the titles and captions. Rajendra Mulmi led the discussion on gender roles and masculinities, and Kashish Das Shrestha worked with the participants to help them understand the basics of photography and how to use captions to articulate the theme. For many participants this was the first time they had used a camera. This project was funded under the High Comissioner’s Special Project on SGBV. Presented here are the photographs that were exhibited in the camps during the campaign.
Publisher: UNHCR Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
CHANGING LENS,UNHCR
Thematic Group:
UNHCR, (N/A)
Thesaurus:
13.01.00 - Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
PDF | File Size: 3.48 MB   Download
Feeder: SHOVA GIRI, Editor: ANJANA SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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