Call to men to have a say
Men are being encouraged to have their say on family violence through a digital survey.
An advocate for the Local Community Attitudes and Exposure to Violence Survey wants men and women living in Geraldton, aged over 15, to complete the survey, which is part of an effort to prevent family violence in the city.
WACentre for Rural Health research assistant Luke Ringin said he was keen to hear from local men, whether they had been exposed to violence or not.
“Men often feel like they aren’t invited to be involved in conversations about family violence as it is often seen as a ‘women’s issue’ and this is what we’re trying to change,” he said.
“Inviting men to share their thoughts and views is an important part of understanding community attitudes and experiences of family violence.”
The anonymous survey is being conducted by the University of Western Australia’s WACentre for Rural Health, which has been trying to engage men in conversations about family violence through the Men Against Violence program.
Healthway has given funding to the centre and UWA to help prevent family violence in Geraldton.
There is $2000 worth of cash prizes to give away to participants in the survey, which takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
To put forward your views, visit www.wacrh.uwa.edu.au/survey.
If you need help, call: 1800 Respect on 1800 737 727; Lifeline 13 11 14; Women’s domestic violence help line 1800 007 339; or Men’s domestic violence help line 1800 000 599.
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