This practice guide from Our Watch is designed to support people to address masculinities and work with men in the prevention of men’s violence against women.
Building on the Our Watch Men in focus evidence review, this practice guide outlines the long-term, collective, and intersectional approach needed to dismantle and transform the norms, structures and practices that reinforce gender inequality and lead to men’s violence against women.
The Men in focus practice guide: Addressing masculinities and working with men in the prevention of men’s violence against women offers practical strategies on engaging with men and boys on masculinities, such focusing on building empathy and motivation and fostering self-awareness.
This guide will assist you to:
- build rapport with men to challenge social norms, structures and practices that underpin gender inequality and drive men’s violence against women
- address gender inequality and the gendered drivers of violence
- develop and deliver prevention initiatives.
Men in focus – Evidence review
Men in focus: Unpacking masculinities and engaging men in the prevention of violence against women is an evidence review from Our Watch.
It synthesises and analyses existing research on masculinities and violence against women to develop a deeper understanding of the links between dominant forms and patterns of masculinity and violence against women.
It explores how primary prevention efforts can best address and challenge these patterns and effectively engage men in the prevention of violence against women.
Men in focus webinar
This Men in focus webinar from December 2022 explores some practical and effective ways that people can challenge and transform socially dominant forms of masculinity, and work with men and boys in the prevention of men’s violence against women.
All men have a role to play in changing our society to make it safer and more equal, and we believe our new guide will help to enact this change.