Men for Gender Equality: promising projects for preventing men’s violence against women
2016 (English)In: Preventie van intergenerationeel geweld in Nederland en EU: Verkenning van wat werkt. Bijlagen / [ed] Majone Steketee, Reneé Römkens, Eliane Smits van Waesberghe, Trees Pels, Katinka Lünnemann, Jodi Mak, Jamila Mejdoubi, Hanna Harthoorn, Atria & Verwey-Jonker Instituut , 2016, , 13 p.51-63 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Män för jämställdhet (eng: Men for Gender Equality - MfGE) is a non-government Swedish organisation with a vision for “a gender equal society without violence”. Critical gender theory serves as the platform for the organisation and its projects. Two of MfGE’s projects: Jämt föräldraskap (eng: Equal Parenthood - EP) and Frihet från våld (eng: Freedom From Violence - FFV) are particularly good examples of how MfGE is working to prevent men’s violence against women. EP promotes equal parenting by developing and offering activities directed at new and expectant parents, with special focus on fathers. Half of their activities are directed at local parental and father groups across the country. FFV offers early violence prevention aimed at children and young people in order to limit the incidence and consequences of violence in young people’s intimate relationships by adopting methods that highlight the importance of bystanders. This programme is an adaptation of the American Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP). Although the programmes in their Swedish versions need further evaluation to establish their evidence base, their firm correspondence to what the literature identifies as important aspects for succeeding in preventing men’s violence qualifies them as promising projects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Atria & Verwey-Jonker Instituut , 2016. , 13 p.51-63 p.
Research subject Social Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-49952OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-49952DiVA: diva2:923521
ProjectsPreventie van intergenerationeel geweld