• Michael FloodEmail author
Part of the Global Masculinities book series (GLMAS)


This chapter introduces the reader to the primary prevention of violence against women. It explains how primary prevention differs from other forms of intervention, and it assesses the models of prevention which dominate the field. Chapter  3 then explores the effectiveness of primary prevention efforts among men and boys. Although there are important limitations to the existing evidence, this does show that well-designed interventions can make change. The chapter then works through a spectrum of strategies of prevention, discussing the evidence for the effectiveness of strategies at each level. Moving from micro to macro, these levels are: (1) strengthening individual knowledge and skills; (2) community education; (3) educating providers; (4) engaging, strengthening, and mobilising communities; (5) changing organizational practices; and (6) influencing policy and law. The chapter concludes by noting the consensus in the field that violence prevention should be informed, comprehensive, engaging, and relevant.


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  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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