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06 June 2017

Sonke Change Trial Evidence Brief

Additional Info

  • VAWG themes: VAWG & Social Norms
  • Country: South Africa
  • Project: Sonke Gender Justice - South Africa

Most evidence on violence against women comes from speaking with women. It is crucial to understand how men themselves report using violence against women, and to identify ways to intervene in this human rights challenge. There is an urgent need to engage men in challenging rigid ideas about manhood and encourage men to become agents of change in their own communities. Researchers studied feedback from men from a peri-urban community on the outskirts of Johannesburg, where many people live in informal settlements. Men taking part were between 18 to 40 years old, with the average participant aged 27. This brief outlines the findings.

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