Why Engage Men and Boys in Prevention?

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


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.


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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