(i) Recommended introductions to men’s roles in violence prevention

Note: I have concentrated here on accessible introductions to men’s roles in preventing men’s violence against women. For further key introductions – for practitioners, educators, and advocates – see the "Recommended works" section here. Also see XY's very large collection of resources on men's anti-violence work.


Dozois, E., & Wells, L. (2020). Changing contexts: A framework for engaging male-oriented settings in gender equality and violence prevention – Practitioners’ guide. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.

Flood, Michael. (2009). Violence against women is always a men’s issue. Voice Male, Summer: 25-26. URL: http://xyonline.net/content/violence-against-women-mens-issue.

Flood, Michael. (2010). Where Men Stand: Men’s roles in ending violence against women. Sydney: White Ribbon Prevention Research Series, No. 2. http://www.xyonline.net/content/where-men-stand-men%E2%80%99s-roles-ending-violence-against-women.

Flood, Michael. (2011). Men Speak Up: A toolkit for action in men’s daily lives. Sydney: White Ribbon Prevention Research Series, No. 4. https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Men_speak_up_Flood_2011-1.pdf

Funk, Rus Ervin. (1993). Stopping Rape: A Challenge for Men. Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers.

Katz, Jackson. (2006). The Macho Paradox: Why some men hurt women and how all men can help. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks.
1. Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue.
2. Facing Facts.
3. Taking It Personally.
4. Listening To Women.
5. Male-Bashing?
6. Stuck in (Gender) Neutral.
7. Bystanders.
8. Race and Culture.
9. It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman.
10. Guilty Pleasures: Pornography, Prostitution and Stripping.
11. MVP: Athletes and Marines.
12. Teach Our Children Well.
13. More Than A Few Good Men.

Kaufman, Michael. (1999). The Seven P’s of Men’s Violence. URL: http://michaelkaufman.com/articles-2/.

Our Watch. (2019). Men in Focus: Unpacking masculinities and engaging men in the prevention of violence against women. Melbourne: Our Watch.