GOOD MEN PROJECT

The Good Men Project 2018

 

The Good Men Project was a new initiative for 2018. This project grew from many conversations Hills Community Aid workers had with young men during the White Ribbon Campaign. Hills Community Aid could identify that many men want to be part of the social change but find it hard to a voice or an opportunity to make a stand. Many of the young men even indicated they feel blamed for the actions of other men.

 

Hills Community Aid wanted to give young men an opportunity to have a decisive voice within the conversation of Domestic Violence. If more men begin to speak about positive and equal relationships and the value they place on respect, there is an expectation of the men around them to behave similarly.

 

Our Watch is an organisation that looks closely at the implications of gender equality and gender-based violence. The Good Men Project 2018 was an opportunity to speak to young men about gender equality. For further information about the links of gender inequality and gender-based violence, please visit Our Watch.  

 

The Good Men Project ran throughout July of 2018 and displayed in Castle Towers. The project was a series of photos and quotes of young men from the Hills District. The quotes are from an interview done at the time of capturing their photo. The discussion talked about stereotypes, gender equality and expectations, respect and what makes them “Good Men”. When the exhibition was displayed Hills Community Aid, and the Hills Domestic Violence Prevention Network created a flyer highlighting why we produced this project and also services that could assist in supporting those experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence.

 

Hills Community Aid Look forward to continuing this project in 2019. If you are a Good Men of the Hills District (aged 16-30) or you know someone that is, please feel free to either email us at safecommunities@hca.org.au or call us on 02 9639 8620.

 

If you are a service, school, business or organisation that would like to get involved or sponsor the Good Men Project 2019, please email us at safecommunities@hca.org.au.

 

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