EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Issues of masculinity and social cohesion: A critical review of programs for young men
Renewed attention to gendered violence has led to a proliferation of different community-based programs designed to support men and boys to adopt more inclusive and respectful attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on theories of masculinity, gendered violence and social justice, this study seeks to explore the social justice implications of programs in Victoria designed to support inclusive and respectful masculinities. It examines how these programs understand masculinities, gender, violence and inclusion in their work with men and boys and how these understandings reflect the principles of social justice.
The study seeks to identify the social justice implications of programs in Victoria designed to support inclusive and respectful masculinities.
The study involves a critical stocktake of 20 programs (within Victoria) designed to support young men and boys to adopt respectful masculinities; interviews with program leaders about the aims and activities of their program; follow up case studies with five programs to further explore issues from the interviews; development of a resource with recommendations for practice; and workshops with interested stakeholders to share findings.