Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 545 Issue Date: 14 Oct, 2019

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Men Against Violence. Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention

Luke Ringin from WACHR – WA Centre for Rural Health

Luke is researcher at WACHR and presents information relative to men and violence.

MEN AGAINST VIOLENCE

  • Engage with men through sports clubs and other male dominant environments

  • Educate about the role men can play in preventing family violence

  • Does not aim to attack men, but rather support and education

FAMILY VIOLENCE STATS

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men experiencing physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner since the age of 15

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing emotional abuse by a current or previous partner since the age of 15

  • Rates of threatening behaviour and assault by a family member 2.5x higher in Midwest than state average

    High school workshop

Engaging Sportsmen

GENDER DRIVERS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

  • Condoning of violence against women

  • Men’s control of decision-making and limits to women’s independence in public and private life

    Rigid gender roles and stereotyped constructions of masculinity and femininity

  • Male peer relations that emphasise aggression and disrespect towards women

  • WHAT CAN WE DO AS MEN?

  • Have conversations with other men about masculinity, gender and violence

  • Look at the way you treat people based on their gender

  • Call out your friends when they make sexist comments or “jokes”

Author: Ian Taylor

Published: 5 October, 2019

 


Meeting Rosters
Date
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
Student
16 Oct, 19
Kim Stokes
Ian Taylor
Tony Emmott
Grant Woodhams
Peter Svensson
Tom Maina
Bruce Ralph
Scott Bennett
23 Oct, 19
Ray Haynes
Viki Fennell
Hugh Lavery
Terry Stewart
Clark Scarff
Phil Martin
Clark Scarff
Tony Emmott
30 Oct, 19
Lew Hills
Michelle Mitchell
Graeme Bylund
Steve Muir
Dan Crisp
John Gooch
Hugh Lavery
Raj Mavath
06 Nov, 19
Scott Bennett
Geoff Watson
Jim Dillon
Tom Maina
Douglas Bruce
Jason McCarthy
Viki Fennell
Bill Frazer
13 Nov, 19
Robert Houwen
Peter Sukiennik
Kevin Watson
Bruce Ralph
Tony Emmott
Grant Woodhams
Dan Crisp
Phil Martin
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