When addressing domestic and partner violence, First Nations communities need to be involved in how men’s behaviour change programs are developed and delivered.
A new survey shows that while younger men generally had more progressive views than older men on gender roles, they also endorsed such ideas as men’s use of violence and control in relationships.
Some experts were concerned about the creation of unrealistic expectations, links with gender-based violence, and the potential for addiction. Others said education might help to offset these harms.
Many boys are taught they shouldn’t do ‘girl things’ like ballet.
Mattel created a new line of dolls because of research suggesting kids don’t want toys ‘dictated by gender norms’ – but supplanting those norms will take a lot more than that.
Rob Porter, left, an aide to President Trump, resigned after reports surfaced that he had abused his two ex-wives.
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Domestic violence services have rightly focused most attention on meeting survivors’ needs. Increasingly, though, organizations are involving men and boys in domestic violence prevention.
Lucia Annibali, victim of an acid attack in Italy, walks in Rome earlier this year.
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Acid attacks, mostly against women, are increasing globally, and toxic masculinity is to blame. It’s time for social, medical and legal reform to stop the scourge.
We all get angry, but only some of us are violent – now, researchers are trying to figure out what triggers this harmful behaviour. And they need your help.
Research shows a link between violence against children and their subsequent criminality.
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
Describing someone as ‘hysterical’ associates them with traits long deemed feminine – being overly emotional, out-of-control and irrational. If levelled against a male, the charge would impugn his manliness.
Our Watch chair Natasha Stott Despoja launched the national violence-prevention framework at Parliament House in Canberra this week.
Australia is poised to lead the world by demonstrating the kind of nationwide, cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women.
Challenging the culture of male violence at night is just as important – if not more so – than the criminal law’s response to the issue.
The recent killing of 21-year-old Melbourne University student Joshua Hardy is another tragic story of unprovoked, alcohol-fuelled male violence in our community. It is an issue that has animated significant…