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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.
About the author
Dr Joyce Wu is a Research Fellow at Crawford School of Public Policy and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Prior to academic life, Joyce worked as a gender specialist, domestic violence counsellor and feminist researcher with organisations including DFAT and UN Women. Joyce is currently working with CSIRO to mainstream gender into a DFAT-funded water resource management program in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
This event is proudly sponsored by the Gender Institute and Crawford School of Public Policy.