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The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

9 May 2014

Jackson Katz, co-founder of the US Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) programme,  and Dean Peacock, of Sonke Gender Justice, spoke at a SaVI public lecture, held at UCT on 9 May 2014, titled ''The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help''. The lecture was hosted by SaVI in Collaboration with the US Embassy in South Africa and Sonke Gender Justice, in response to the crisis of male violence against women in South Africa.

MVP is the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics in the States, which enlists men in the struggle to prevent men's violence against women. Jackson Katz is also the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention programme in the United States Marine Corps as well as the creator and co-creator of educational videos for college and high school students.

Related resources:

10 Things Men Can Do To Prevent Violence Against Women

Jackson Katz, President Obama Models Men's Leadership, 28 January 2014

Phumzile Mlambo-Nqcuka, Calling All Men - Gender Equality Isn't Just a Female Cause, 7 March 2014

Jackson Katz, Violence Against Women - It's a Men's Issue, TEDxFiDiWomen, 11 February 2013

TEDx, The end of sexual violence and domestic abuse? A resource list of organisations working towards this, 29 May 2013