UpcomingPolicy Conversation: Men in Focus


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  • Policy Conversation: Men in Focus
    29 June 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for a presentation on Men in Focus: Unpacking Masculinities and Engaging Men in the Prevention of Violence against Women, by Dr Shane Tas, Senior Policy Advisor (Masculinities) at Our Watch.  

Men in Focus provides a deeper understanding of the links between dominant forms and patterns of masculinity and violence against women. It explores how challenging these patterns and effectively engaging men and boys can contribute to primary prevention efforts and it establishes some guiding principles to support policy makers and practitioners in this work.

Shane will present an overview of the key findings of the research and explore the guiding principles and identified challenges and tensions in this work. There will be an opportunity to engage with Shane on the findings and discuss how this research might relate to your own work.

This project was funded as part of the Victorian Government’s Free from Violence First Action Plan (2018-21) commitment to support immediate research to fill critical gaps in knowledge around what works to prevent family violence and violence against women.

About the Facilitator: 

Dr Shane Tas is a Senior Policy Advisor (Masculinities) at Our Watch, an independent, national organisation working to prevent violence against women. In this role he was project lead and author of the evidence review Men in Focus, launched in 2019 by the Victorian Government. Men in Focus develops a deeper understanding of masculinities and the links between dominant forms and patterns of masculinity and violence against women, and examines what is needed to engage men in prevention efforts.

Shane also advises on and helps develop policy responses, campaigns and practice resources relating to masculinities and engaging men and boys in prevention. Prior to his role at Our Watch, Shane completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne where he worked as a researcher and educator in gender and sexuality studies with a particular focus on men and masculinities.

TasCOSS Members: Free Admission

Details on how to join the Microsoft Teams session will be distributed closer to the date. 

Registration closes 5pm, Wednesday 22 June 2022. For more information, please contact Liam Dunn, Community Services Development Team Leader, on (03) 6169 9510 or email Liam.

Policy Conversations is a free series of events hosted by TasCOSS. Each event includes a briefing on a relevant issue, followed by facilitated discussion.

The Policy Conversations series aims to:

  • Give TasCOSS and the industry an opportunity to share and discuss current state and federal policy issues; and
  • Provide a forum to gather input for the industry’s advocacy work, such as submissions and lobbying.


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