What are the solutions?
- Teach boys and men how to recognise, understand and challenge harmful expressions of masculinity and male privilege in their own lives, and in their peer groups.
- Counter the constructions of masculinity as dominant, aggressive, controlling or hypersexual in both public and private life, and within media and popular culture.
- Address homophobia as an expression of masculinity at an individual, relationship, peer, organisational and institutional level.
- Promote representations of men and boys that model respectful, fair, ethical, safe, supportive, equitable behaviours within relationships, to normalise these behaviours for men.
- Ensure prevention activities include an explicit focus on addressing dominant forms of masculinity and engaging men and boys to prevent violence against women.
- Work with boys and young men to challenge norms around sexual entitlement and dominance, hypersexuality and the influence of pornography, and build understanding of consent, agency, mutual pleasure and power.
Masculinity and male allyship
A report that builds a deeper understanding of masculinities
Men in focus from Our Watch is an extensive evidence review about links between dominant forms of masculinity and violence against women.
- Evidence and solutions about gaps in male allyship
Evidence from Promundo about gaps in male allyship and solutions.
A study on what it's like to be a young man in Australia
The Man Box: A study on being a young man in Australia is the first comprehensive study that focuses on the attitudes to manhood and the behaviours of young Australian men aged 18 to 30.
- A guide to creating projects that work with men to prevent violence against women
The Working Together with Men resource from HealthWest Partnership is a guide to creating projects that work with men to prevent violence against women in their communities.
Respectful and equal relationships
A website for young people about sex, dating and relationships
The Line talks about what's OK and what's not when it comes to sex, dating and relationships with content for young people, practitioners and educators and parents and carers.