Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 549 Issue Date: 11 Nov, 2019

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Men Against Violence. Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention

Luke Ringin from WACHR – WA Centre for Rural Health

Luke is researcher at WACHR and presents information relative to men and violence.

MEN AGAINST VIOLENCE

  • Engage with men through sports clubs and other male dominant environments

  • Educate about the role men can play in preventing family violence

  • Does not aim to attack men, but rather support and education

FAMILY VIOLENCE STATS

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men experiencing physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner since the age of 15

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing emotional abuse by a current or previous partner since the age of 15

  • Rates of threatening behaviour and assault by a family member 2.5x higher in Midwest than state average

    High school workshop

Engaging Sportsmen

GENDER DRIVERS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

  • Condoning of violence against women

  • Men’s control of decision-making and limits to women’s independence in public and private life

    Rigid gender roles and stereotyped constructions of masculinity and femininity

  • Male peer relations that emphasise aggression and disrespect towards women

  • WHAT CAN WE DO AS MEN?

  • Have conversations with other men about masculinity, gender and violence

  • Look at the way you treat people based on their gender

  • Call out your friends when they make sexist comments or “jokes”

Author: Ian Taylor

Published: 5 October, 2019

 


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Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
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Fines Master
Student
13 Nov, 19
Scott Bennett
John Gooch
Kevin Watson
Bruce Ralph
Terry Stewart
Grant Woodhams
Peter Svensson
Phil Martin
20 Nov, 19
Peter Sukiennik
Hugh Lavery
Clark Scarff
Kerryn Horo
Ian Taylor
Ray Haynes
Dan Crisp
Kim Stokes
27 Nov, 19
Steve Muir
Phil Martin
Jason McCarthy
Raj Mavath
Lew Hills
Douglas Bruce
Tom Maina
Kevin Watson
04 Dec, 19
Scott Bennett
Kevin Watson
Jim Dillon
Douglas Bruce
Robert Houwen
Jason McCarthy
Viki Fennell
Grant Woodhams
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