Partnership with Men for Elimination of Violence against Women

Historically, violence prevention work has been driven by and focused on women. Women still need to be center stage in terms of empowerment, equality and safety. There is a strong potential in work with men in local religious and cultural institutions. Teachers, health care personels, polices, soldi...

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Main Authors: Oznur Korukcu, Gulser Oztunalı Kayir, Kamile Kukulu
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Psikiyatride Güncel Yaklaşımlar 2012-09-01
Series:Psikiyatride Guncel Yaklasimlar
Subjects:
men
Online Access:http://www.cappsy.org/archives/vol4/no3/cap_04_24.pdf
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Summary:Historically, violence prevention work has been driven by and focused on women. Women still need to be center stage in terms of empowerment, equality and safety. There is a strong potential in work with men in local religious and cultural institutions. Teachers, health care personels, polices, soldiers, imams, priests, monks and local civic leaders wield broad influence, can serve as positive non-violent role models and can make the connections between local beliefs and more peaceful homes and communities. However, many more studies are needed for public awareness and stressing the importance of the role and duties of men to ending the violence. The men are not only the main responsible persons about violence against women, but also the important persons about protect to women rights and this issue should be stressed. The aim of this study is to highlight the importance of cooperation of the men to combat violence against women and to give some successful examples about men partnership.
ISSN:1309-0658
1309-0674