The Masculinities Project was launched this year by Respectful Communities. It was created to engage men and gender diverse students in gender-based violence (GBV) prevention. The central component of the project was an intensive ‘mobiliser’ program which involved weekly intensive workshops (15 hours total) for a small number of men and gender diverse students. These students engaged in discussions to break down dominant masculine norms and were provided with the knowledge and skills to walk alongside women and the LGBTIQ+ community to promote gender-equitable communities and prevent GBV.
This event is an opportunity for everyone to engage in meaningful discussion about engaging university men in the promotion of gender equitable communities and the prevention of GBV. To facilitate this important discussion, there will be 2 guest speakers presenting who will later be a part of a Q&A panel alongside program participants and facilitators.
Dr Shane Tas, the Senior Policy Advisor (Masculinities) at Our Watch. Dr Tas recently published Men in Focus, an evidence review synthesises and analysis of existing research on masculinities and violence against women to develop a deeper understanding of the links between dominant forms and patterns of masculinity and violence against women.
Dr Andrea Waling, an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2020-2023) at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Waling is currently working across a range of research projects involving explorations of men, sexuality, and bodies; young people and sexual literacy, technologies, sex, and sexual intimacy, and LGBTIQ+ health and well-being.
Date: Thursday 29 October
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Format: Webinar via Zoom [https://monash.zoom.us/j/87166602090?pwd=QlU5QVlkYjJOc1lpMlFPekFJRytEdz09] You can register via the booking system here.
Please join if you are interested in understanding more about how to promote gender equality and build a safe environment for everyone in Monash.