The Be The Hero! Storming Against Violence Week of Action
with Dr. Jackson Katz
The Victorian Women's Trust hosted the Storming Against Violence week of action, 13th - 17th February 2012, to provide a platform to engage the wider community in a dialogue around violence prevention and to highlight the key role men can play in reducing violence against women and children.
Based on invigorating discussions and presentations by Dr. Jackson Katz and others including Andrew O'Keefe, Dr. Michael Flood and Paul Zappa, these educational materials capture the key messages from the week.
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For more information please contact the Victorian Women's Trust: T: +61 3 9642 0422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breaking The Cycle Image kindly supplied by Matt Davidson (The Sunday Age)
Click here to read Jackson Katz's main arguments and ideas from the week of events.
Acknowledging Women's Leadership and Partnershiphere
We wish to thank our partners for helping bring Storming Against Violence week to fruition:
News Articles of Interest:
On March 14th, Anne Summers reported to The Drum on the Federal Opposition's treatment of Stephen Smith regarding women in the militaryhere.
On March 11th, another four articles by Nicole Brady on men's violence against women were featured: Men come face to face with family violencehere.
"When asked why they are here, not one guy admits it's his fault" here. "I see now, emotional violence cuts to the bone"here."At the time you get an adrenalin rush, but the regret is overwhelming"here.
On March 4th, The Sunday Age featured its first article by Nicole Brady, 'Lifting the Lid: The Home Truth About Violence', in a series of reports on men's violence against women, in which Jackson Katz was quoted at length. Read the full report here. The seriousness of the issue was further highlighted in a personal account of domestic violence also featured here.