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Men’s Activism to End Violence Against Women

Voices from Spain, Sweden and the UK

By Nicole Westmarland, Anna-Lena Almqvist, Linn Egeberg Holmgren, Sandy Ruxton, Stephen Burrell and Custodio Delgado Valbuena

Published

Jul 20, 2021

Page count

158 pages

ISBN

978-1447356196

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 20, 2021

Page count

158 pages

ISBN

978-1447356189

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 20, 2021

Page count

158 pages

ISBN

978-1447357971

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Men’s Activism to End Violence Against Women
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Some have argued that more men should play a role in ending violence against women – but what do we know about those men who are already doing so?

Using case studies from Spain, Sweden and the UK, this book highlights those men who are already taking action. Examining the social, cultural, political and economic factors that support men to take a public stance, the authors explore what we can learn from their experiences in order to help build the movement to end violence against women.

This important study will inform scholars and students of sociology and gender studies, as well as social movements and organisations working to involve and engage men and boys in achieving gender equality.

“Why do some men speak up about violence against women, while others stay silent? This book provides invaluable guidance on what inspires and enables men to take action.” Michael Flood, Queensland University of Technology

“This isn’t another book on ‘What about the men?’. It’s a clear, accessible and nuanced account of how men get engaged in working against male violence against women.” Finn Mackay, University of the West of England

Nicole Westmarland is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse at Durham University in the UK.

Anna-Lena Almqvist is Associate Professor of Social Work in the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare at Mälardalen University in Sweden.

Linn Egeberg Holmgren is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Centre for Social Work (CESAR) in the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Sandy Ruxton is an independent policy advisor and researcher, and an Honorary Research Fellow at Durham University in the UK.

Stephen Robert Burrell is Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Sociology at Durham University in the UK.

Custodio Delgado Valbuena is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Seville in Spain.

1. The Need for Men’s Involvement

2. Becoming Involved

3. Being Involved

4. Getting More Men Involved

5. Conclusions: Where Next?