Engaging South-African and Finnish Youth Towards New Traditions of Non-Violence, Equality and Social Well-Being

  • Hearn, Jeff (Project manager, academic)
  • Jungar, Katarina (Project participant)
  • Lehtonen, Jukka (Project participant)

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details


Joint project between Hanken and the University of the Western Cape (with participation of University of Capetown, Stellenbosch University, UNISA and South African Medical Research Council), co-funded by the Academy of Finland and the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

This collaborative cross-country project aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working with young people on issues of (1) gender and sexuality, and more specifically masculinity; (2) violence; (3) income, racial, cultural, gender/sexual, health, age/generation, and other forms of social (in)equality; and (4) social well-being among young people in Finland and South Africa. These issues are considered as mutually intertwined and productive of each other. The project is intended to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to engage in dialogue, collaborate on research, and author publications on these topics. The project also incorporates a qualitative fieldwork-based study in which researchers/postgraduate students produce a critical analysis of programmatic work and document innovative and ‘best practices’. The project includes a total of four workshops and conferences at the two research sites, and online workshops. Planned research outputs include book chapters, and articles in special editions of journals in both countries.
Effective start/end date01.09.201331.08.2016


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