Engaging Men and Boys to Reduce and Prevent Gender-Based Violence

This paper begins with a look at the historical efforts in Canada and the development of work with men and boys to end gender-based violence around the world. The overview also chronicles the expresison of this effort in various United Nations commitments since Beijing 4th World Conference on Women in 1995. In order to address the roles men of all ages can play in preventing and reducing gender-based violence, the paper also examines the root causes; the socialization of men, power and patriarchy, masculinities, gender inequality and the links to all forms of violence against women.
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