Working with men: Strategies and challenges in engaging men in building non-violence and gender equality

MAV Capacity-building group

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?

Dr Michael Flood facilitated this four-hour, interactive workshop with members and supporters of Men Against Violence, an NGO active in Malta, on April 6 2016. He was brought to Malta by the Australian High Commission. Participants explored insights about engaging men, learnt about best practice, and addressed dilemmas and difficulties.

The slides from the workshop are available below.