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Rus Ervin Funk, MSW. Intrapersonal (Attitudes) Relational (Behaviors) Organizational (Practices) Community (Norms) Socio-Cultural (Customs, laws, beliefs)

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1 Rus Ervin Funk, MSW

2 Intrapersonal (Attitudes) Relational (Behaviors) Organizational (Practices) Community (Norms) Socio-Cultural (Customs, laws, beliefs)

3 Intrapersonal (Attitudes) Relational (Behaviors) Organizational (Practices) Community (Norms) Socio-Cultural (Customs, laws, beliefs) X X

4  Universal education  Capacity building  Creating networks and systems of support  Community organizing strategies  Policy change  Media advocacy

5  Defines national standards  Support social norms  Enforce behavior  Educate the public (and others)  Provide Funding  Punish

6  Legal reform (e.g., full implementation and enforcement of laws; provision of judicial training, legal services, awareness-raising and legal literacy programs);  Community mobilization and empowerment and  Economic support and incentives (e.g., cash transfers and stipends to change practices; income-generating support and opportunities to remove economic constraints) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] Development Center. (2012). Social institutions and gender index: Understanding the drivers of gender equality

7  Criminalize offenses & close legal gaps  Prevention through social protections  Build capacity through communication & collaboration  Raise awareness & promote community involvement  Create safe spaces for girls  Provide resources & funding  Collect, analyze, & disseminate data  Identify & share best practices  Promote the participation, visibility, and empowerment of girls Rafferty, Y (2013). “International Dimensions of Discrimination and Violence against Girls: A Human Rights Perspective”

8  Men commit the vast majority of sexual violence.  Men are sexually victimized by other men.  Men’s sexual violence confines men.  Women see men as potential threats.  Men know and love survivors.  Men know and love perpetrators.  Men are part of the community.  Men’s sexual violence is a human rights violation. © 2009/2010 Rus Ervin Funk, all rights reserved

9  Men who support gender equality tend to be more active in working to prevent gender based violence  Environments that are more gender equitable tend to have lower rates of violence and higher rates of male life satisfaction © 2013 Rus Ervin Funk, all rights reserved

10  Active and Engaged fathers tend to be more supportive of gender equality  Promote the development of father involvement programs  Examine “parenting” policies and protocols to assess for mother bias  Some of these are appropriate and necessary © 2013 Rus Ervin Funk, all rights reserved

11  Encourage universal education to prevent gender-based violence  Recognize the critical social differences that impact on the accessibility and efficacy of educational efforts  Provide for both mixed gender and single- gender programming  Support appropriate dosage, extent, and depth  Encourage leadership development © 2013 Rus Ervin Funk, all rights reserved

12  Organizations that work to prevent gender- based violence should be encouraged to involve males in their prevention efforts  Policies can (and should) include standards for male involvement  Connect adoption of said polices to funding © 2013 Rus Ervin Funk, all rights reserved

13  Prevention funding streams need to come from a different source than those for intervention and response  Funds that encourage male involvement should not defer from funds that encourage women’s empowerment © 2013 Rus Ervin Funk, all rights reserved

14  Male policy makers can be tremendous allies  Offer models for how other men can be allies too  Shift social norms of male involvement  Modeling accountability to women’s leadership is a part of modeling © 2013 Rus Ervin Funk, all rights reserved

15 1) Promote human rights, including the rights of women and girls; 2) Be accountable to and in dialogue with women rights movements and organizations 3) Be inclusive of and responsive to diversities among men 4) Enhance boys and men‘s lives 5) Address the social and structural determinants of gender inequalities and health inequities Barker, G and Peacock, D (2012) Working with men and boys to promote gender equality: A review of the field and emerging approaches

16  Address exposure to violence, especially domestic violence  Reduce alcohol consumption (*this is loaded with controversey)  Restrict access to guns  Engage men via women’s economic empowerment  Engaging men as fathers Barker, G and Peacock, D (2012) Working with men and boys to promote gender equality: A review of the field and emerging approaches

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