Prevent men’s violence against women

Empowering fathers

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The lessons you teach today, shape the person they become tomorrow.

This Father’s Day, White Ribbon is calling on fathers and father-figures to take the time to talk with their children about what it means to be a father.

Watch the video series featuring dads from all walks of life talking with their children about masculinity, family, and the role fathers play in shaping the next generation.

 

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Happy Fathers' Day from our White Ribbon Ambassadors

To celebrate #FathersDay 2019, we asked our White Ribbon Ambassadors about their experiences of fatherhood –

  • Who is a male role model in your life?
  • How did they shape your understanding of what a father should be?
  • Is there a piece of advice he gave that you always carried with you?
  • What advice would you give soon-to-be dads?

Fathers and the Workplace Factsheet Series - Creating family friendly workplaces of the future

As part of the Empowering Fathers Project, White Ribbon Australia and Parents at Work has developed a series of factsheets targeted at employers, and families with working parents. These factsheets and checklist support fathers and mothers to understand their rights at work, manage their work and family commitments, and sustain healthy relationships at work and at home.

Why engage fathers in violence prevention?

Positive father involvement is good for children, mothers, families, and fathers themselves. There is a wealth of evidence that fathers’ positive involvement in parenting and care work is good for children and families.

Positive father involvement and non-violence go together. There are links between positive father involvement and the absence of violence against partners and against children. When men are involved in parenting and domestic work, they are also less likely to use violence against women.

Fathers can influence the gendered drivers of violence against women. Men who engage positively as fathers are well placed to shift these in their own families. They can encourage strong norms of non-violence and respect, model shared decision-making, and challenge rigid gender roles and gender stereotypes.

Fathering provides important opportunities to engage men. Men who engage positively as fathers are well placed to shift these in their own families. They can encourage strong norms of non-violence and respect, model shared decision-making, and challenge rigid gender roles and gender stereotypes.

White Ribbon Empowering Fathers Project

This project empowers fathers and male role models to redefine masculinity, embrace gender equality, and learn about how they can be positive role models for their children and other fathers. Learn more about the project’s background, reference group, and how to get involved.

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White Ribbon eLearning

An eLearning as part of the Empowering Fathers project is on it’s way soon. In the meantime, check out the White Ribbon Australia free e-learning course – it helps guide and educate on understanding root causes to violence against women, signs of abuse and ways to intervene safely.

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Fatherhood blogs

Read the blog series written by White Ribbon Ambassadors and Supporters, reflecting on what it means to be a father and how their perceptions of parenting have been impacted by their culture, and their own upbringing.

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