10. Recognise how violence against women is also a men’s issue, and share this with others

In Australia, 39 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a male. Thirty-four per cent have experienced this violence from someone they know (Cox 2016). Clearly, violence against women is a men’s issue too.

Watch this video by Jackson Katz, an expert in preventing men’s violence against women. Then share it with a male friend or colleague.

How does it help?

International research recognises that working with men and boys is essential for ending men’s violence against women. This requires men to:

  • recognise that violence against women affects us all
  • recognise that gender inequality drives violence against women
  • commit to ending it.

Keep going!

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.