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  • 26 Apr 2016

    My Own Man is a documentary about the timeless story of fatherhood and what it means to be a man. David, an expectant father, is terrified of being a parent. How can he bring his son into "manhood" if he doesn't feel like a man himself? Throughout the movie, David tries various methods to tap into his masculinity all the while realizing that his father might hold the key to the answers he's been looking for.

  • 16 Apr 2016

    Efforts to engage men in preventing men’s violence against women are gaining momentum around the world. Men are becoming involved as participants in education programs, audiences for social marketing, activists and advocates, community leaders, and policy makers. First then, what do we know about effective practice in engaging men in violence prevention? What works, and what doesn’t? Second, what are the challenges and controversies of this work?

  • 16 Apr 2016

    The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) "2014 Current Practices and Challenges: Engaging Men on Campus" provides insight into how 2014 OVW Campus Program grantees fostered men as allies in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The assessment also provides effective theories and comprehensive steps to engage men in prevention.

    If you are interested in reading the assessment, you can download it at:
    http://changingourcampus.org/application/files/6714/5927/8564/2014-Men-C...

  • 31 Mar 2016

    What are the impacts of pornography exposure or consumption among children and young people? And what can be done about it? These questions are the focus of an Australian Government enquiry, "Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet". In the submission here, Dr Michael Flood summarises the research evidence and outlines key strategies for preventing and limiting harm.

  • 19 Mar 2016

    As one of the first studies on Afghan Masculinities and Gender inequality, the overall purpose of the research is to achieve an in-depth understanding of different notions of being a man in Afghanistan and how they contribute to gender inequality. Results affirmed that being a man refers to social roles, behaviours, and meanings prescribed in a particular context.

  • 18 Mar 2016

    The EMERGE (Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality) project has produced a new policy briefing which makes the case for re-framing policy on gender equality in order to more productively factor in men and boys, and suggests actions and approaches that policy makers can take to do this. The briefing, along with an accompanying practice brief and a conceptual framing paper, is available here.
     

  • 06 Mar 2016

  • 29 Feb 2016

    Call for Abstracts: Trans/Masculinities

    What would happen if Masculinity Studies began to acknowledge liminal masculinities and the emergent field of Transgender Studies? How would this shift presumptions of what masculinity means and how it is conventionally addressed in this field of gender research? Masculinity Studies has so far almost without exception taken the cis male subject as its denominator.

  • 19 Feb 2016

    What happens when men are the subjects of research? Gender and other forms of social difference are performed and negotiated in part through face-to-face interactions, including through such research methods as interviews and focus groups. When men or women conduct gender-conscious research with male research subjects, a host of issues are raised: practical, political, and epistemological. This chapter explores three dimensions of face-to-face research among men.

  • 17 Feb 2016

    White Ribbon New Zealand has recently developed Start With Respect, a new resource for young men that gives tips on how to start a respectful relationship with women.

    It is available from http://whiteribbon.org.nz/2016/02/14/start-with-respect/

    This is a free, public resource and can be used in many different settings - please distribute it out and use it to prevent sexual violence and promote positive male behaviour.