Within the Programmes Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Promoting Work-Life Balance a conference "What makes a man?" will be held on 29 May 2015 in Tallinn.

The aim of the conference is to raise awareness about modern manhood (changes in roles, expectations and attitudes) and to share good practices from Norway and Estonia dealing with perpetrators and providing support to male victims of intimate partnership violence.

Venue: Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel), Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn




10:00 Opening speeches
Dagfinn Sørli, Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia
Margus Tsahkna, Estonian Minister of Social Protection

10:20 What makes a man - man as a changing concept
What defines new (21st century) manhood, roles and attitudes, roots of violence in intimate partnership. The keynote speakers:
Jeffery Hearn, Guest Research Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Gender Studies), Örebro University, Sweden; Professor of Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK
Marion Pajumets, Researcher, Tallinn University, Estonia; Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden

11:50 Coffe break

12:15 Man as a perpetrator
Presentations and discussion panel
Merete Berg Nesset, St. Olav's University Hospital, Forensic Dept. Brøset, Norway
Stig Jarwson, St. Olav's University Hospital, Forensic Dept. Brøset, Norway
Margit Pärn, procecutor, Estonia
Laura Kikas, Tallinna Prison, perpetrators programme in prison, Estonia

13:20 Lunch

14:20 Man as a victim of partnership violence
Presentations and discussion panel
Pia Ruotsala, psychologist, Estonia
Ole Kristian Hjemdal, Norwegian Research Centre on Violance and Traumatic Stress
Christian Veske, gender equality expert, Estonia

15:25 Man as the role model against violence
Good practices - men from different fields and positions from Norway and Estonia share their experiences of what they have done to tackle gender-based violence

16:30 Conclusions of the day

Registration and additional information: pille [dot] ruul [at] sm [dot] ee (Pille Ruul) and irje [dot] tammeleht [at] sm [dot] ee (Irje Tammeleht)

Department of equality policies, Ministry of Social Affairs