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ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
ANROWSConf2021
ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
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Unpacking masculinities and engaging men in primary prevention

Discussion Description

Come and engage with experts in the primary prevention field to discuss key challenges in unpacking masculinities and engaging men. This session will explore potential ways to respond to challenges such as:
  • mobilising this work at institutional, policy, and structural levels (beyond working with individuals) 
  • crafting effective framing and messaging, that is, how to engage men in ways that are strength-based and gender transformative 
  • addressing male privilege and entitlement 
  • maintaining accountability to women
  •  managing backlash and resistance

Hear from a range of panellists working with diverse communities across different settings, and add your own challenges—and successes—to the discussion. Participants will leave the session equipped with some examples, tips and suggestions for rising to the difficult tasks and conversations in this complex area of work.

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Panel Discussion
Room 1
Plenary panel: How do we respond to coercive control?
Heather Nancarrow, Julia Tolmie, Ben Martain, Nicole Lee, Thelma Schwartz, Amani Haydar

Case Study
Room 2
Transforming legal understandings of intimate partner violence
Heather Douglas, Stella Tarrant, Hannah McGlade, Julia Tolmie

Interactive Workshop
Room 2
Can we transform health systems to address sexual violence, domestic abuse and family violence?
Kelsey Hegarty, Jenny Chapman, Amanda ., Safiyah Salim, Jo Spangaro