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Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Men’s Violence against Women: Progress and Challenges

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2 – 4pm

Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Men’s Violence against Women: Progress and Challenges

"Masculinities in Transformation" Series:

"Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Men’s Violence against Women: Progress and Challenges" by Dr. Michael Flood

What do we know so far about effective practice in engaging boys and men in violence prevention? This talk offers an assessment of contemporary efforts, drawing on existing evidence to identify the principles and strategies which characterise best practice and situating these within a broader framework of primary prevention.

It notes interventions and strategies which have made a positive difference, and those which have had neutral or negative impacts.
What are the challenges and controversies of this work? Violence against women is rooted in gender inequalities, and these are hard to change. Many boys and men are resistant to violence prevention campaigns and educational interventions.

Are efforts focused on men and boys at the expense of efforts focused on women and girls? Are they complicit with dominant constructions of masculinity? To what extent has ‘work with men’ come to be seen as an end in itself rather than as a means to gender equality? Does an appeal to the ways in which boys and men will ‘benefit’ from progress towards non-violence and gender equality downplay what they also have to lose?
An internationally recognised researcher on men, masculinities, and violence prevention, Associate Professor Flood has made a significant contribution to scholarly and community understanding of men’s and boys’ involvements in preventing violence against women and building gender equality.

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