The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse seminar: Effectively involving men in preventing violence against women Event as iCalendar

05 December 2013

10 - 11:30am

Venue: Function Room 730-220, Building 730, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

This presentation is about how we can involve men in preventing domestic and sexual violence. This involves making a positive approach to men, harnessing their motivation and providing them with real opportunities to make a difference Involving men is an international development in violence prevention that can make a real difference in New Zealand. Men can provide the positive influence other men need. By concentrating on men’s social norms there is a real opportunity to undermine the social environment that supports violence. And by transforming the links between masculinity and violence there can be real pressure to stop violence. This presentation will give you an understanding of the benefits of involving men, the theoretical basis of this work, motivation that can be used, what engages men, the challenges to be managed and future developments you could use effectively.

The presentation is based on the next Clearinghouse Issues Paper, which will be released on White Ribbon Day (Monday 25 November).

Presented by Garth Baker

Garth is a violence prevention researcher and programme designer. He established RAP, a youth violence prevention project, and has been involved in numerous violence prevention research projects. He has designed several new programmes for men to learn how to live without violence, including a programme for Tongan men. He has advised on gender education resources for young men, trained men in Papua New Guinea and is currently designing an approach to address restrictive gender attitudes.


For more information, please contact: Nicola Paton

Email: n.paton@auckland.ac.nz