Priya Nanda on the importance of gender education for all

To empower women and girls, you need to work with men and boys as well.

“Everything we’re doing with girls … there’s no way we can have that conversation, articulate what that means, without saying that we also have to work with men and boys,” Priya Nanda, director of reproductive health and economic development in Asia for the International Center for Research on Women, said in an interview with Devex Assistant Editor Kelli Rogers.

Nanda gave the example of ICRW’s recent research in India, which showed that most men prone to violence against women experienced some sort of discrimination or inequality when they were children, very much like the women they abuse now.

Click on the above video for more insights from this expert on why not only women and girls but also men and boys need gender education.

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  • Carlos Santamaria

    Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.