Jesuit Social Services has a strong focus on gender justice. We have been working with men and boys for 45 years. Our key priorities within this include addressing the root causes of male violence and harmful behaviours, improving men’s wellbeing and relationships, and promoting healthier masculinities. The Men’s Project was established to lead this agenda.

In this submission, we argue that achieving gender equality can only occur if we address the gendered drivers and root causes of violence and inequality through work that engages men and boys.