The four key drivers of men’s violence against women are:
- Condoning of violence against women
- Men’s control of decision-making and limits to women’s independence in public and private life
- Rigid gender stereotyping and dominant forms of masculinity
- Male peer relations and cultures of masculinity that emphasis aggression, dominance and control
We know and evidence around the world consistently tells us, that where gender inequality and disrespectful relationships exist, the likelihood of violence against women and children and gender diverse people increases substantially.
Understanding the key drivers of violence against women is imperative for us to challenge and eliminate violence against women and children.
Make the Link is all about understanding the drivers that exist in our own lives, in communities, in workplaces and in our areas that contribute to gender inequality so we can begin to recognise and change them.
Make the Link is a Gippsland Women’s Health campaign to build awareness and understanding of the foundations of men’s violence against women and the importance of addressing gender inequality to create long term change. Make The Link offers practical ways everybody can be active bystanders and make a difference in their sphere of influence.
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