Devpolicy Talks

2020 Australasian AID Conference - Panel 5a: Working with men and boys to end violence against women

Episode Summary

What is the role of male leadership and male advocates in working with men to effect changes in gender equality and ending violence against women? This engaging panel at the 2020 Australasian AID Conference share their insights.

Episode Notes

In the Pacific over the past three decades, women’s domestic violence services have led advocacy for policy for increased gender equality, women’s human rights and in engaging men and boys as allies and advocates in prevention of violence against women. In partnership with regional governments, development partners and Australia’s aid and development resources, this model has provided agency, leadership and generated a significant shift towards building support and a more strategic approach. This panel of experts discuss their views on how best to engage men and boys for primary prevention of violence against women.



Melkie Anton, male advocate for ending violence against women and development project adviser

Abigail Erikson, Program Specialist, UN Women 

Amy Gildea, Managing Director Asia and Pacific, Coffey International Development 

H.E. John Kali CMG OBE, High Commissioner for Papua New Guinea to Australia


Glenn Davies, Director, Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Asia and Pacific, Coffey International Development