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UK launch of ground-breaking report on masculinity in Nigeria

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SDDirect and Voices 4 Change (V4C) are proud to announce the UK launch of the report ‘Being a Man in Nigeria: Perceptions and Realities’.

The launch will take place on Thursday 18 February from 3 to 5pm in the Court Room at Glaziers Hall.

A panel discussion will be chaired by Benjamin Zeitlyn (Gender Team, DFID Inclusive Societies Department). We will hear from V4C Research and Evidence Lead, Patience Ekeoba and lead writer, Emma Bell, on the process of pulling together this research, the key findings emerging from the study and the popular momentum that has been created as a result of the report.

The report examines how notions of ‘manhood’ or ‘masculinity’ influence and limit men’s perceptions, practices and attitudes and contribute to gendered inequality. Through a synthesis of five studies (four qualitative and one quantitative) led by the DFID-funded V4C programme, this work aims to ignite debate, facilitate policy change and guide effective programming.

This event follows a national launch of the report in Nigeria in October last year. Lively and creative dissemination events in Nigeria to date have brought together high-level ministers, dignitaries and religious leaders, academics, civil society, social media bloggers, and celebrities from Nollywood, popular culture and music - all of whom made personal and professional commitments to take forward the findings from the report. 

SDDirect is the lead technical partner for the V4C programme which works to strengthen the enabling environment for gender equality in Nigeria. V4C is managed by a consortium of international and national organisations led by Palladium.

If you wish to be part of the event please register your interest by email to

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