Project Momentum – engaging men to become allies for equity and change
HealthWest Partnership and Victoria University (VU) are working together on a new project to engage students and staff who identify as male aged 18-30 years.
Project Momentum provides men with the opportunity to develop and implement prevention projects alongside of the newly formed VU female accountability panel, to actively respond to violence against women.
Project Momentum is following in the successful footsteps of the Working Together with Men (WTWM) project model, which saw the creation of the Men of Brimbank.
The evidence underpinning the WTWM project model and community mobilisation strategies with men is strong, but further evidence of the efficacy of the model in differing settings, particularly among young and young CALD men is required.
This work is at the forefront of engaging men in the prevention of violence against women and is bravely and boldly aiming to support men to become allies for equity and change.
Shelley Hewson, Working Together with Men – Momentum Project Manager
9248 9656 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Ryan, Momentum Project Officer