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Since The Men’s Project was established in 2017:

  • We have surveyed over 2,000 men and boys through our Man Box research to understand perspectives on what it means to be a “real man” and the impact of stereotypical masculine norms on their lives.
  • Our Man Box research findings have been shared with thousands of people with coverage in mainstream media, influencing community understanding of the impact of stereotypical masculine norms
  • We have engaged with over 500 boys and men across schools and workplaces to raise awareness of Man Box rules and their impact on behaviours including the use of violence and mental health.
  • The Man Box research has informed VicHealth’s Healthier Masculinities framework and featured prominently in OurWatch’s Men in Focus report.
  • We have developed and implemented an evidence-based program – Modelling Respect and Equality (MoRE) to produce a shift in stereotypical masculine norms.
  • MoRE has equipped over 100 role models – teachers, sports coaches and social workers to decrease adherence to stereotypical masculine norms with the men and boys they work with.
  • We have designed and are in the early stages of piloting early intervention programs for boys with behavioural challenges at two primary schools and adolescents who have used violence at home in both Victoria and New South Wales.

Vision, mission, goals, approach

The structure and principles of The Men’s Project

Men Engage Alliance

Jesuit Social Services is a member of the MenEngage Alliance.
This is a global alliance made up of dozens of country networks spread across many regions of the world, hundreds of non-governmental organisations, as well as UN partners.

MenEngage members work collectively and individually toward advancing gender justice, human rights and social justice to achieve a world in which all can enjoy healthy, fulfilling and equitable relationships and their full potential.

Through its country-level and regional networks, MenEngage seeks to provide a collective voice on the need to engage men and boys in gender equality, to build and improve the field of practice around engaging men in achieving gender justice, and advocating before policymakers at the local, national, regional and international levels.

MenEngage member organisations can differ widely in where they are from and how they work, but they all believe in certain core principles that bind the alliance together. Read more about the MenEngage Alliance.