Making the link to change the story
The four key drivers of men’s violence against women are:
- CONDONING of violence against women
- MEN’S CONTROL of decision making and limits to women’s independence
- STEREOTYPED constructions of masculinity and femininity
- DISRESPECT towards women and male peer relations that emphasise aggression
We know, and evidence around the world consistently tells us, that where gender inequality and disrespectful relationships exist, there is the possibility of violence against women and children.
By understanding the key drivers, we are therefore able to work across Gippsland to prevent violence against women and children.
By focusing on the factors in our own lives, in communities, in workplaces and in our areas that contribute to gender inequality we can begin to recognise and change them.
Learn more at Make the Link, a Gippsland Women’s Health campaign to build awareness and understanding of the foundations of men’s violence against women and the importance of addressing gender inequality to create long term change. Make The Link offers practical ways everybody can be active bystanders and make a difference in their sphere of influence.