White Ribbon Research Series
Bob Pease and commentary by Ann Carrington
This paper explores the implications of the increasing role of men in violence prevention work for the women’s services sector. There are many different ways for men to work with women in violence against women prevention campaigns. The language of male-led campaigns, partners in violence prevention, bystanders, male champions, male allies, aspiring allies and solidarity activists are but a few of the roles that have been identified for men. However their roles are defined, as men have become more prominent in violence against women prevention work in recent years, the issue of men’s relationship with women against violence services has become a subject of ongoing concern for many feminist anti-violence activists, practitioners and scholars. This paper aims to explore the nature of those concerns and the various ways in which activist men and the organisations they work within, or are auspiced by, have responded to them
Michael Flood, 2015
Flood Work with Men to end Violence Against Women CHS 2015
This paper provides a critical assessment of efforts to involve men in the prevention of
men’s violence against women.
The Lancet, 21 November 2014
In November 2014, The Lancet published a series of papers on violence against women and how to prevent it. The series included papers on a variety of key topics, including: Prevention of violence against women and girls – what does the evidence say; Prevention of violence against women and girls – lessons from practice; and Preventing violence against women – working with men and boys to change social norms and gender relations. Importantly, the series included A Call to Action, imploring the international community to end violence against women and prioritise preventing violence against women before it occurs (primary prevention).
Dr Michael Flood’s key note address, Involving men in ending violence against women: Gender inequality is the problem, and gender equality is the solution focusses on three key points:
- Men’s violence against women is fundamentally linked to gender inequalities
- Men’s involvements in violence prevention are shaped by these same gender inequalities
- Gender inequality is the problem, and gender equality is the solution
– White Ribbon Conference, May 2013