Men in Focus – An evidence review

Please join us for the launch of Men in Focus – an evidence review unpacking masculinities and engaging men in the prevention of violence against women on Thursday 7 November 2019. The research will be launched by the Victorian Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Gabrielle Williams MP.

This project was funded as part of the Free from Violence First Action Plan 2018-2021 commitment to support immediate research to fill critical gaps in knowledge around what works to prevent family violence and violence against women.

The project provides a deeper understanding of the links between dominant forms and patterns of masculinity and violence against women. It explores how challenging these patterns and effectively engaging men can contribute to primary prevention efforts and establishes some key elements of promising practice for the design of future initiatives.

The research project has culminated in the development of a comprehensive evidence review of existing and emerging research on masculinities and violence against women, accompanied by a practical summary resource for practitioners and policy makers to support prevention efforts that focus on engaging men and boys.

A seminar facilitated by the lead researcher, Shane Tas, will follow the launch. Shane will present an overview of the key findings, explore the emergent elements of promising practice that could inform future work and the identified challenges and tensions. This will be an interactive session that will provide an opportunity to engage with Shane on the findings and raise any questions (we will be using Slido for this event, follow the link and enter #meninfocus.)

Light refreshments will be provided and this event will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.

The project has been conducted by Our Watch in partnership with the Office for Women in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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