Men supporting each other to end gender inequality and prevent violence against women, a gathering on 15 October

Men have a responsibility to work hard towards gender equality, and to end men’s violence against women. More men are taking up this task, but many others are needed. There is much that men can do to work towards safer communities and a more equal society.

Prevention work can be a challenging and confronting journey for ourselves, and for the men we are trying to engage in our communities and natural settings. Scott Holmes from YMCA Victoria and Rodney Vlais from No To Violence would like to invite men to an informal and safe gathering to discuss how we can support each other in our efforts, reflect on what we do, and grow our numbers. Those of us who are new to primary prevention, and those who have been volunteering or working in this space for a considerable while, are equally welcome.

In this gathering, Scott and Rodney will facilitate a discussion to see what we might want from an ongoing network, or group, to support each other in this work, and to sustain our efforts towards violence prevention. Decisions on the intentions, function and form of the network will be made over the first couple of meetings.

While this gathering is for men, Scott and Rodney wish to evolve this network in a way that’s transparent and open to the input and perspectives of women, including those who have worked in violence against women prevention for far longer than most of us men.

When: 11 – 12:30, Tuesday 15 October 2013

Where: Board Room, Victoria Women’s Trust, Level 9, 313 Latrobe St  Melbourne

For more information, or if you are interested in attending, please contact Rodney at No To Violence on 9428 3536 or

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