Violence against women: Men and boys urged to speak out

6/28/2022 8:14:00 PM

A conference in Belfast looked at how people can address situations where women are being abused.

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Everyone in Northern Ireland has a role to play when it comes to tackling violence against women and girls, an EVAWG conference in Belfast has heard.

A conference in Belfast looked at how people can address situations where women are being abused.

Speaking at the conference, he said men in "positions of societal and cultural influence" need to speak up more and show more of a "leadership role" when it comes to violence against women.Dr Jackson Katz said men and boys must be prepared to speak out about male violence towards women

During his visit to Northern Ireland from America, Dr Jackson has been meeting politicians and leaders in areas such as education and sports to share the Bystander Approach and how it can be adopted in different settings like schools, sports teams and community groups.

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Having a father present by far the biggest influence on correct male behaviour. Need to emphasize the family unit instead of saying every shape and size of family is equal. For boys it's crucial they have the Dad there as a role model. Imaging having hargy at something like this kinda makes a mockery of the whole thing

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Dr Jackson Katz is best known for pioneering the Bystander Approach and is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), a long-running gender violence, sexual harassment and bullying prevention programme. Speaking at the conference, he said men in "positions of societal and cultural influence" need to speak up more and show more of a "leadership role" when it comes to violence against women. He used cameras in tissue boxes, phone chargers and glasses to film women. "The approach is about giving people the language on how to speak to people in peer cultures, families, friendship networks, schools and to empower people to say something and speak up on violence," Dr Katz said. In the city last year, there were 164,700 women compared to 159,000 men. Image caption, Dr Jackson Katz said men and boys must be prepared to speak out about male violence towards women "It could be something as basic as being a guy hanging around with guy friends and one or two of them start making degrading comments about women or young women's bodies. On Tuesday he challenged his sentence at the Court of Appeal, with his lawyers arguing it was "too long" in all the circumstances. "If you're in that situation, what do you say or do? If you don't say or do anything and stay silent - you're consenting to this behaviour and part of the problem. .

" During his visit to Northern Ireland from America, Dr Jackson has been meeting politicians and leaders in areas such as education and sports to share the Bystander Approach and how it can be adopted in different settings like schools, sports teams and community groups. Image source, Google Image caption, Corbel booked the Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge hotel for one of his photoshoots, the court heard He also argued the judge did not give enough weight to Corbel's lack of previous convictions, his previous good character, his "extreme vulnerability" in prison as a police officer or the fact he had "considerably aided" the investigation into his crimes. Read more: Nottingham Waterfront festival to return to city after three year break Census data shows that in Derby, there were 131,900 women compared to 129,500 men leaving a 2,400 gap. Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey was among those who addressed the conference. Ms Hargey's department is currently developing the , which she said will work robustly together to address "misogyny and structural violence against women and girls".. Image caption, Minister Hargey said her department will work to address misogyny and violence against women "Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by gender-based violence," Ms Hargey said. So, the county seems to be the place to go if you want any chance in believing the myth. "Statistics from 2019 show that during the 18/19 period, 69% of all domestic abuse crime victims were women and 86% of all perpetrators were men. was very considerable. He was due to appear before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today.

"Here, one in four women have been victims of domestic violence and there are an average of 85 incidents of domestic violence reported to the PSNI every day." She added: "We want young girls to grow up in a society where they are safe and can thrive, and we want women not to face the constant fear or threat of vile misogyny and abuse. She said his crimes caused his victims "distress, anxiety and a reduction in confidence" and also said the discovery he was a police officer caused an "additional sense of betrayal for the victims and was likely to have an impact on public confidence in policing". The East Midlands follows this trend too with 2,478,100 women in the region compared to 2,402,100 men." Health Minister Robin Swann said tackling the issue was "everybody's business". Speaking to the conference via a video message, he said: "I am committed to working with all of my ministerial colleagues to challenge and address the societal attitudes and behaviours that contribute towards violence and abuse in our society. During his sentencing, it was heard Corbel claimed to be an airline pilot with an interest in photography. "It is essential that we tackle the root causes. READ NEXT:.

However, we know that societal change will not happen overnight, therefore events like today provide an important opportunity to come together to share learning and explore positive actions that we can take forward. Sixteen women were models booked by Corbel, while three others were escorts or sex workers who consented to sexual activity but did not agree to being filmed." New law to help tackle stalking passes in NI Violence against women scourge in society Jayne Brady, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, has said "violence against women and girls is a scourge in our society". "It wrecks lives, it wrecks opportunities. He was eventually caught after the same woman became suspicious that a digital clock in a hotel room might contain a camera. If we are to make a real, lasting difference we have to tackle the root causes - the damaging attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to flourish," she told the event. Kelly Andrews from Women's Aid in Northern Ireland said organisations that help protect women are "doing their best" to maintain services but "desperately need funding".

Image caption, Kelly Andrews from Women's Aid urged politicians to get back into government Ms Andrews urged politicians to get back into government so funding can be allocated. "We're serious about tackling violence against women and girls in society," she said. "It's going to take societal changes that cost money. We really welcome the new legislation we have - the domestic abuse bill, the stalking bill, they're a start. "However, we need money.

.. services like Women's Aid need funding to meet the demand for the cost of services. "We have funding there but the problem is it's not enough with rising costs." More on this story .