Presenter/s: Dr Joyce Wu, Crawford School of Public Policy ANU
Event type: Book launch
Event date: Monday, 7 May 2018 - 5:30pm
Event venue: Canberry/Springbank Room, JG Crawford Building #132, ANU
Involving men to stop violence against women is a global trend, with celebrity-endorsed campaigns such as HeforShe and White Ribbon being hailed as progress in changing male behaviour. But the question remains: Has men’s involvement resulted in positive change, or has it reinforced the belief that women need to be rescued by men?
Involving Men in Ending Violence against Women provides a feminist analysis of men’s motivations for joining violence against women’s movement. Through extensive fieldwork in Afghanistan, Pakistan and East Timor, this innovative title explores the roles men play in violence against women programs, and provides empirical and critical analysis of how men’s feminist involvement is translated into benevolent patriarchy.
The book will be launched by Helen Szoke AO, Executive Director of Oxfam Australia. Oxfam was the host organisation for the fieldwork research.
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