“MAN2018: IMAGES Serbia” is the eighth annual expert conference on men and gender equality, organized by the E8 Center this year in cooperation with UNFPA, CARE International and OSCE. The focus of this year’s conference is presenting the research on men and gender equality IMAGES Serbia and its results, as well as opening discussion on this topic through additional sessions focusing on masculinity and gender equality.
IMAGES Serbia is an extensive study focusing on key issues in the area of men and gender equality, including partner relationships, the dynamics of family relationships and the main health and social aspects of men. The research was conducted using the IMAGES methodology, developed by Promundo and the International Center for Research on Women. The study is based on the quantitative and qualitative component of the research. Quantitative research was carried out on a nationally representative sample of 1060 men and 540 women aged between 18 and 60 years, while interviews were conducted in the households of the respondents, face-to-face techniques, using tablet computers with questionnaires. The qualitative component of the research included 3 focus groups and 15 in-depth individual interviews with different groups of participants. The data was collected during November and December 2017. The main researcher of the project is Marina Blagojević Hughson, who will present the results of the research at the Conference.
This event will bring together representatives and representatives of domestic and international organizations, institutions, UN agencies, as well as many experts and experts working in gender equality, masculinity and gender-based violence prevention – with special emphasis on including men and boys as allies joint efforts in the promotion of gender equality and in prevention of violence. During the eight years of regular maintenance, the conference has become a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences of experts who, in various fields of their work, address issues of gender, gender equality, nonviolence and the promotion of positive social values and changes, at national, regional, but also on a wider, international scale.