In Australia, 39 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a male perpetrator, while 34 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a male perpetrator known to them (Cox 2016). Clearly violence against women is a men’s issue too.
Watch this short clip by Jackson Katz, an expert in preventing men’s violence against women, and then share the clip with a male friend or colleague.
How does it help?
For such a deeply entrenched problem as violence against women, we need to take action at all levels of society. Working with men and boys is internationally recognised as essential if we are to truly end men’s violence against women. This requires men to recognise that violence against women affects all of us and is driven by gender inequality, and committing to end it.
You can continue to support men’s role as allies in ending violence against women:
- Read more about what men can do to prevent violence against women
- Commit to some of the actions on this list of things men can do to end men’s violence against women
- Attend events about ending men’s violence against women and supporting gender equality
Please note that these clips/articles contain information regarding the topics of sexism, gender inequality and violence against women. If you find the information distressing, please click through for information and support on self care. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, please visit the our help section for further information and support.