Great to see a new report out about involving Pacific men in preventing violence. This references Garth’s paper Effectively involving men in preventing violence against women which is available here.
It’s clear that to prevent men’s domestic and sexual violence against women we need to connect with men, and this is best achieved by drawing on their identity and cultural values.
Garth has recently researched and written a report for White Ribbon NZ on how they can align with the #Me Too Movement.
The report generates new understanding as it discusses the development and impact of #Me Too, and argues it’s now up to violence prevention campaigns to build on the heightened public awareness and promote the specific actions #Me Too asks of men.
Men need to:
– Transform their ideas about masculinity to be more open, respectful and healthier.
– Lsten to and believe women’s experiences of men.
– Reflect on past behaviour and commit to being more respectful.
– Disrupt other men when they disrespect or threaten women.
There’s a link to the report here. This page also describes how this year’s White Ribbon campaign will action this research – this is what Garth’s working on right now.
While this report is for White Ribbon, it is valuable to anyone involved in preventing men’s violence against women.
This year Garth completed a stage 3 university paper in social marketing. This is all about using marketing techniques to promote behaviour change. This was an extension of his work over the last few years with the RAP – Respect All People Whakamana Tangata project www.respect.org.nz