Title

Primary Prevention Is? A Global Perspective On How Organizations Engaging Men In Preventing Gender-Based Violence Conceptualize And Operationalize Their Work

Publication Date

2-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Engaging men in addressing violence against women (VAW) has become a strategy in the global prevention of gender-based violence. Concurrently, Western public health frameworks have been utilized to guide prevention agendas worldwide. Using qualitative methods, this study describes how global anti-violence organizations that partner with men conceptualize primary prevention in their work. Findings suggest that "primary prevention" is not a fixed term in the context of VAW and that front-line prevention work challenges rigidly delineated distinctions between levels of prevention. Much can be learned from global organizations' unique and contextualized approaches to the prevention of VAW.

Publication Title

Violence Against Women

Volume

22

Issue

2

First Page

249

Last Page

268

DOI

10.1177/1077801215601247

Version

open access