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Founded in 2017, The Men’s Project has a vision for good men, respectful relationships, and safe communities.

Overview

The Men’s Project supports boys and men to live respectful, accountable and fulfilling lives, where they are able to develop loving relationships free from violence and other harmful behaviours, and contribute to safe and equal communities.

The Men’s Project:

  • Promotes cultural and attitudinal change around issues of masculinity and gender to support primary prevention efforts
  • Develops, delivers and evaluates interventions that address violence and other harmful behaviour
  • Shares knowledge about what works to engage boys and men and change their behaviour
  • Helps build capacity across services to recognise and respond to violence and other harmful behaviours in boys and men.

History

Jesuit Social Services was founded in 1977 with a focus on helping boys and men in the criminal justice system make a successful transition from custody to the community. Over the years, our work has continued to focus on men and boys who experience disadvantage, marginalisation, and multiple and complex issues. Today, The Men’s Project, established in 2017, provides leadership on the reduction of violence and other harmful behaviours prevalent among boys and men, and builds new approaches to improve their wellbeing and keep families and communities safe.


Ambassadors

Josh Kennedy

“We want young men to be free from harmful social pressures, and we need to support them by focusing on building resilience and promoting respect. I’m very proud to be an Ambassador for the Jesuit Social Services – The Men’s Project. A fantastic cause dedicated to helping young men develop into resilient, respectful adults and to live healthy and happy lives.”

Tim Winton

It’s pretty clear that blokes need to live more conscious and fulfilling lives. For their own sakes. And for the safety and happiness of those around them. But in order to step up and learn, men need some help.  They need to be supported and heard. And they also need to be challenged and stretched, to make room for fresh ideas and some hard lessons. We owe it to our sons and our daughters and wives and sisters.  We owe it to ourselves. Because better men can make better lives for all people. I’m really glad to be a supporter of the Men’s Project.”

Our Annual Dinner is back – 25th March 2023

You can now purchase tickets for our Jesuit Social Services Annual Dinner 2023