Engaging Men from Diverse Backgrounds in Preventing Men’s Violence against Women
This article is based on a study in Australia, regarding violence against women, in particular, culturally and linguistically diverse women. Dr. Flood examines the role of men as perpetrators of violence, and why men must be involved in efforts to prevent violence against women. This article also provides an ‘intersectional’ approach to men and masculinity. It helps the reader to understand how various axes of social division determine and shape the idea of masculinity, therefore also determining men’s violence against women. This article details how women of the CaLD groups face a higher risk of being subjected to violence by CaLD men, based on how their idea of masculinity is shaped by experiences of immigration, and around race and ethnicity. Dr. Flood addresses the manifold problems that arise when trying to engage men from CaLD groups in violence prevention programs, and how these issues can be optimally addressed.