The lives of men and boys are on the agenda in Australia. There is a historically unprecedented level of attention to men and masculinities - in popular debate, media commentary, community programs, and policy
For men who begin to take action in their everyday lives to end violence against women, there are some common mistakes to avoid.
There are growing efforts to engage men and boys in preventing men’s violence against women in the Asia Pacific.
What proportions of women and men call themselves feminists? There are some basic patterns in feminist identification:
Andrew Tate is an example of a new wave of explicitly sexist, anti-feminist, and misogynist male social influencers. These notes explain his popularity, identify the harmful impacts of his male supremacist teachings on girls and women and men and boys, and identify key strategies for preventing and reducing his impact.
Efforts to engage men and boys in preventing men’s violence against women are gaining momentum around the world. This has been prompted in part by a growing emphasis in the violence prevention field on primary prevention and the emergence of an ‘engaging men’ field focused on men’s roles in building gender equality.
Who has a greater impact on their children's support for patriarchal gender norms and attitudes, mothers or fathers?
The Working with Men and Boys for Social Justice Assessment Tool is a new tool for assessing community programs for men and boys. It aims to provide leaders, designers and facilitators of programs or initiatives for men and boys the opportunity to review, reflect on and strengthen principles of gender and social justice. The Tool comprises key aspects that support positive social change in programs designed for men and boys.
One increasingly visible expression of alternative masculinities around the globe is men’s involvement in efforts to prevent men’s violence against women. Men who take part in such efforts, for example, as activists or educators, take up projects of personal change as well as wider social change. They seek to be “the change they wish to see in the world,” working to undermine their own gender privilege and to act in gender-equitable and nonviolent ways. This chapter focuses on such men.
Fathers have a vital role to play in preventing and reducing men’s violence against women and in building a non-violent future. Fathers can have a profound and positive impact on children, mothers, families, other fathers, and the wider community.
There are of course a wide range of ways in which men can contribute to ending violence against women, and a wide range of ways men can improve their own fathering. But here I focus on what fathers can do, as fathers, to prevent domestic and sexual violence.