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Why Engage Men and Boys in Prevention?

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

Abstract

This chapter argues that engaging men and boys is part of the solution to men’s violence against women. It identifies a compelling rationale for addressing men in ending violence against women: it is largely men who perpetrate this violence, constructions of masculinity play a crucial role in shaping violence against women, and more hopefully, men and boys have a positive role to play in helping to stop violence against women. There are also tensions and critiques regarding this rationale. Flood examines four areas of debate: accountability, imperatives for male inclusion in prevention work, the oft-made claim that ‘most men do not use violence’, and the widespread appeal to how men will benefit from progress towards non-violence and gender equality.

Keywords

Male Inclusion Stop Violence End Violence womenViolence Anti-violence Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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