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During the last few years I and my colleagues have conducted workshops with men- mostly senior men, in decision-making positions in NGOs. This article focuses on my experience of the first six of these: two were in India, two in Bangladesh and two in Nepal. My colleagues and I felt confident, both as facilitators/trainers, and as feminists, to handle this task. As development activists we now had enough experience of work at different levels, as trainers we were well equipped and confident, and as feminists we were less angry, less emotionally charged and less confrontational; we felt we could manage a useful and sustained dialogue with men on sensitive issues.

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