(v) Research on activists and advocates (NEW)

NOTE: Also see this bibliography of research on men involved in advocacy on behalf of gender equality.


Anicha, C. L., Burnett, A., & Bilen-Green, C. (2015). Men Faculty Gender-Equity Advocates: A Qualitative Analysis of Theory and Praxis. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 23(1): 21-43.

Barker, Gary. (2001). ‘Cool Your Head, Man’: Preventing gender-based violence in Favelas. Development, 44(3), September.

Bell, K., & Flood, M. (2020). Change among the Change Agents? Men’s Experiences of Engaging in Anti-Violence Advocacy as White Ribbon Australia Ambassadors. In R. Luyt & K. Starck (Eds.), Masculine Power and Gender Equality: Masculinities as Change Agents (pp. 55-80). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Bell, Kenton. (2017). Men as Allies: A Case Study of the Ambassadors of White Ribbon Australia. Masters Thesis, Sociology, University of Wollongong.

Bojin, Kate C. (2012). “All Our Work is Political”: Men’s Experience in Pro-Feminist Organizing. Ma thesis, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Broido, E. M. (2000). The Development of Social Justice Allies During College: A Phenomenological Investigation. Journal of College Student Development, 41: 3-18.

Burrell, Stephen. (2019). Engaging men and boys in the prevention of men’s violence against women in England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

Carmody, M., M. Salter, and G.H. Presterudstuen. (2014). Less to lose and more to gain? Men and Boys Violence Prevention Research Project: Final Report. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

Casey, E. A., Carlson, J. C., Fraguela-Rios, C., Kimball, E., Neugut, T., Tolman, R. M., & Edleson, J. (2013). Context, challenges, and tensions in global efforts to engage men in the prevention of violence against women: an ecological analysis. Men and Masculinities, 16(2): 228-251.

Casey, E., and T. Smith. (2010). “How Can I Not?”: Men’s Pathways to Involvement in Anti-Violence Against Women Work. Violence Against Women, 16(8): 953-73.

Colpitts, Emily. (2014). Working with men to prevent and address violence against women: South African perspectives. Ma thesis, Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University. URL: http://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/53993.

Coulter, Rebecca P. (2003). Boys Doing Good: Young men and gender equity. Educational Review, 55(2).

Das, A., and S.K. Singh. (2014). Changing Men: Challenging Stereotypes, Reflections on Working with Men on Gender Issues in India. IDS Bulletin, 45.1: 69–79.

Edström, J., T. Shahrokh, and S.K. Singh. (2015) The New ‘MASVAW Men’: Strategies, Dynamics and Deepening Engagements. A Case Study of a Networked Approach to Challenging Patriarchy Across Institutions in Uttar Pradesh. Evidence Report 143, Brighton: IDS

Edström, Jerker, Chimaraoke Izugbara, Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed and Phil E. Otieno, with Mia Granvik and Sarah Matindi. (2014). Men in Collective Action on SGBV in Kenya: A Case Study. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton: IDS.

Flood, M. (2014). Men’s Anti-violence Activism and the Construction of Gender-equitable Masculinities. In Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World, Eds. Àngels Carabí and Jose Armengol, Palgrave (pp. 35-50). [FREE at https://www.academia.edu/10441399/Men_s_Anti-violence_Activism_and_the_Construction_of_Gender-equitable_Masculinities]

Flood, M. (2018). Working Together With Men: Final evaluation report. Melbourne: HealthWest Partnership. http://healthwest.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Flood-Working-Together-With-Men-Final-Evaluation-Report-2018.pdf.

Freedman, Jane. (eds.). (2012). Engaging Men in the Fight against Gender Violence: Case Studies from Africa. Palgrave Macmillan.

Funk, Rus. (2008). Men’s work: Men’s voices and actions against sexism and violence. Journal of Intervention and Prevention in the Community, 36: 155-171.

Hasyim, N. (2014). How far can men go? A study of the men’s movement to end violence against women in Indonesia. (Masters thesis), University of Wollongong, Wollongong.

Johansson, A. (2008). Entry-points to Men’s Involvement to Prevent Men’s Violence against Women in Intimate Relationships in Costa Rica: A Qualitative Study on Men from a Gender Perspective. Thesis, Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg.

Kaeflein, Mary. (2013). The Perceptions of Men Involved in a Gender-based Violence Prevention Programme at Sonke Gender Justice. Doctoral dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand.

Kimball, E., J. L. Edleson, R. M. Tolman, T. Neugut, and J. Carlson. (2012). Global Efforts to Engage Men in Preventing Violence Against Women: An International Survey. Violence against Women, 19(7): 924-939.

LeBlanc, Miguel. (2009). Men’s Participation in Violence Prevention Efforts: A Qualitative Study of Men’s Involvement in Violence Against Women Initiatives in New Brunswick. Ottawa, Ontario: Master of Social Work Thesis, School of Social Work, Carleton University, April.

Leek, C. (2015). Mechanisms of Cumulative Advantage Among NGOs Engaging Men in Violence Prevention. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 1060826515582517.

Macomber, Kris. (2012). Men as Allies: Mobilizing Men to End Violence Against Women. A dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty of North Carolina State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Macomber, Kris. (2015). “I’m Sure as Hell Not Putting Any Man on a Pedestal”: Male Privilege and Accountability in Domestic and Sexual Violence Work. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, pp. 1-28.

Malm, M., & Skyllbäck, H. (2015). När Man Blir Feminist. En Kvalitativ Studie Om Erfarenheter Och Upplevelser Av Att Identifiera Sig Som Man Och Feminist (When You Become a Feminist. A qualitative study of experiences and experiences of identifying oneself as a man and a feminist).

Médiné, S. (2016). Positive Opposition: Narratives of Anti-Hegemonic Masculinity Performance. Masters thesis, City University of Seattle.

Messner, M. A., Greenberg, M. A., & Peretz, T. (2015). Some Men: Feminist allies and the movement to end violence against women. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Minieri, Alexandra M. (2014). Not Just a Women’s Issue: How Male Undergraduate Students Understand Their Development As Social Justice Allies For Preventing Men’s Violence Against Women. Thesis, University of Kentucky. URL: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/edp_etds/20.

Minnings, Amber. (2014). How Men Are Transforming Masculinities and Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence against Women and Girls in Zimbabwe: A Case Study. Research paper, Masters, University of Ottawa.

Nardini, K. (2013). Men’s Antiviolence Activism: the Case of Two Men’s Networks in Contemporary Italy and Spain. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 16(4), 41-53.

Nardini, K. (2016). Men’s Networking for Gender Justice: Thinking through Global/Local Strategies Starting from the Italian and Spanish Cases. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 24(3), 241-258.

Pease, Bob. (1996). Reforming Men: Masculine Subjectivities and the Politics and Practices of Profeminism. PhD thesis. Melbourne: Graduate School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, La Trobe University.

Peretz, T., Lehrer, J., & Dworkin, S. L. (2020). Impacts of men’s gender-transformative personal narratives: A qualitative evaluation of the Men’s Story Project. Men and Masculinities, 23(1), 104-126.

Piccigallo, Jaqueline R. (2008). Men Against Rape: Male students’ attitudes and views toward campus-based sexual assault and acquaintance rape. M.A. thesis, University of Delaware.

Piccigallo, Jaqueline R., Terry G. Lilley, and Susan L. Miller. (2012). “It’s Cool to Care about Sexual Violence”: Men’s Experiences with Sexual Assault Prevention. Men and Masculinities, 15(5): 507-525.

Shahrokh, T. with Edström, J.; Kumar, M. and Singh, S.K. (2015). MASVAW Movement Mapping Report: Movement Mapping and Critical Reflection with Activists of the Men’s Action to Stop Violence Against Women (MASVAW) Campaign, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, August 2014, Evidence Report 107, Brighton: IDS.

Sigmarsson, Hjálmar Gunnar. (2014). Becoming and Being: The Experiences of Young Feminist Men in Iceland. PhD thesis, Central European University.

Storer, H. L., Casey, E. A., Carlson, J., Edleson, J. L., & Tolman, R. M. (2016). Primary prevention is? A global perspective on how organizations engaging men in preventing gender-based violence conceptualize and operationalize their work. Violence against women, 22(2), 249-268.

Towns, A. J., and G. Terry. (2014). “You’re in That Realm of Unpredictability” Mateship, Loyalty, and Men Challenging Men Who Use Domestic Violence Against Women. Violence Against Women, 20(8), 1012-1036.

Wantland, R. (2008). Our Brotherhood and Your Sister: Building Anti-Rape Community in the Fraternity. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 36(1-2).

Wright, Carole Irene. (2009). Men and Their Interventions in Violence Against Women: Developing an Institutional Ethnography. PhD thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Wu, J. (2019). Men and Anti-Violence Initiatives: Transnational Feminist Reflections from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Gender, Place & Culture, 26(10), 1369-1385.