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Context, Challenges, And Tensions In Global Efforts To Engage Men In The Prevention Of Violence Against Women: An Ecological Analysis
Men And Masculinities
  • Erin A. Casey, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Juliana Carlson
  • Cathlyn Fraguela-Rios
  • Ericka Kimball
  • Tova B. Neugut
  • Richard M., Tolman
  • Jeffrey L. Edleson
Publication Date
1-16-2013
Document Type
Article
Abstract

As gender-based violence prevention programs around the world increasingly include efforts to engage men and boys as antiviolence allies, both the profound benefits and the inherent complexities of these efforts are emerging. Acknowledging and exploring tensions associated with engaging men is an important element of thoughtfully fostering men’s antiviolence ally movements so as to both respectfully invite men into antiviolence work and create effective, gender-equitable prevention programming. To this end, this study presents descriptive findings regarding challenges associated with men’s engagement programming from in-depth interviews with twenty-nine representatives of organizations that engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and girls in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North and South America. Programs reported negotiating complex issues related to gender, the intersectional nature of men’s identities, and establishing legitimacy and sustainability within communities while maintaining ideological focus and consistency. Additionally, programs reported that these tensions manifest across ecological layers of analysis, and impact both the participation of individual men and the programs’ experiences in community and national contexts.

DOI
10.1177/1097184X12472336
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pre-print, post-print
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Citation Information
Erin A. Casey, Juliana Carlson, Cathlyn Fraguela-Rios, Ericka Kimball, et al.. "Context, Challenges, And Tensions In Global Efforts To Engage Men In The Prevention Of Violence Against Women: An Ecological Analysis" Men And Masculinities (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin-casey/4/