Domestic violence prevention through the Constructing Violence-free Masculinities programme: an experience from Peru
This paper examines work undertaken with male perpetrators of violence in the Construction of Violence-free Masculinities, a project run by the Centro Mujer Teresa de Jesu´ s, a Women’s Centre located in a poor peri-urban district of Lima, Peru´, in conjunction with Oxfam-Quebec. Centre staff faced the challenge of how to work with men who are violent towards their intimate partners. They use a community education approach, to challenge powerful stereotypes about gender roles, to question men’s assumed dominance over women, and support men to construct new forms of masculinity, without violence.
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