Learning Network Resources

E-Newsletter Issue 5: June 2013. Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence Against Women.
In celebration of Father's Day, the Learning Network is pleased to release "Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence Agaisnt Women'. We were honoured to partner with White Ribbon to co-author this Issue, and to have Todd Minerson and Humberto Carolo as guest editors. In this Newsletter we have tried to represent the spectrum of work around engaging men and boys through different lenses. In highlighting projects and programs from Canada and across the world we wanted to showcase existing and promising efforts around: Involved Fatherhood; Youth, Sports, and School; Aboriginal Men; Cultural Communities; and, Men Who Have Used Violence.

E-Newsletter Issue 16: Boys' Victimization & Adult IPV Perpetration: Opportunities for prevention across the life course.
Evidence-based research has increasingly focused on interventions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV). An important aspect of prevention involves understanding men’s pathways to violence, given that police data show men account for over 80% of perpetrated violence against women in Canada. With growing evidence for the association between boys’ experiences of victimization and subsequent perpetration of violence as they age, we have devoted this newsletter to enhancing GBV prevention by identifying men at risk of becoming perpetrators at earlier points in their lives. We invite you to read our full report from which this newsletter is drawn here.

Engaging Men & Boys to End Violence Against Women: An Annotated Bibliography of Online Resources.
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This Annotated Bibliography provides descriptions of more than 100 online resources related to the topic Engaging Men and Boys to end violence against women. Resource areas include background papers and technical reports; surveys; public policy and advocacy; intervention/prevention resources; evaluations of interventions; education and training resources; public education and social marketing campaigns; social media and other links.

Engaging men in gender-based violence prevention: Review paper synopsis.
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This Learning Brief offers a brief synopsis of a review conducted by the White Ribbon Campaign to assess the evaluation practices of prevention initiatives focusing on engaging men to end gender-based violence. Theoretical frameworks and challenges to evaluation are identified.

Keeping Children & Mothers Safe and Engaging Men who use Abusive Behaviours: VAW and CAS Collaboration.
The Learning Network hosted a Forum on September 19, 2013 on VAW and CAS collaboration.  The focus was on keeping children and mothers safe and engaging men who use abusive behaviours.  The learning objectives included: understanding the issue within a gender-based analysis; identifying principles and practice strategies for engaging men who use violence; identifying risk factors and potential assessment tools for evaluating child risk in the context of domestic violence; and identifying promising practices in VAW and CAS collaboration.

The Link between Boys' Victimization & Adult Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence: Opportunities for Prevention across the Life Course
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, pressing, and preventable public health issue that, while not gender-specific, is overwhelmingly perpetrated against women by men. One risk factor for men’s IPV perpetration is the experience of maltreatment in childhood; that is, neglect, abuse, or exposure to IPV. While it is important to recognize the wide range of factors involved in IPV perpetration, this discussion paper draws attention to the ways in which IPV prevention can be enhanced through identifying men at risk of becoming perpetrators at earlier points in their lives and mitigating the impact of experiences of violence through age-specific intervention programs. Specifically, the aim of this paper is to identify pathways from childhood maltreatment to IPV perpetration in order to highlight these two forms of violence as intricately linked public health issues with implications for prevention across the life course. The report consists of three parts. Part 1 provides theoretical explanations for the connection between victimization as a boy and IPV perpetration as an adult, and reviews the evidence supporting this link. Part 2 outline primary, secondary, and tertiary modes of prevention, with specific discussion of evidence-based and promising prevention programs for boys and men by life stage. Part 3 provides considerations and future directions for health and its community partners. We also invite you to read our newsletter, based on this report, here.