Ending Gender Violence Proposal Focus
Area of Gender Violence: Teen mothers in the United States
Strategy to End Gender Violence: Involving men and boys as advocates of ending violence against teen mothers in the United States.
Wells, L., Lorenzetti, L., Carolo, H., Dinner, T., Jones, C., Minerson, T., & Esina, E. (2013). Engaging men and
boys in domestic violence prevention: Opportunities and promising approaches. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.
This article highlights the essence of involving boys and men in the prevention of violence against teen mothers in the United States. Through their deliberative efforts, the authors outline about seven promising areas of engaging men and boys in the prevention of domestic violence. The inclusion of men will include assessing the role of fathers through advocating initiatives in areas such as sports, recreation, workplaces and in their peer relationships. According to this article through the involvement of the male population in these violence mitigation strategies it becomes possible to develop, an inclusive approach aimed addressing domestic violence-related problems that teen mothers in the United States face. The article also provides an overview of policies, initiatives and other promising practices.
In terms of strengths, the article stresses the essence of engaging men in violence prevention mechanisms. This is because existing studies indicate that majority of men do not condone nor do they use violence as a means of resolving their differences with women. The article, however, does not provide techniques on how issues of male dominance and chauvinism can be addressed considering that they play an integral role in the progress of violence against teen mothers in the United States.
This article will be useful in this project because it will be providing a framework for developing primary prevention strategies and effective recommendations that can be used in reducing issues of teen violence in the United States. Through this article, it will be possible to assess the role that men and women can play in the prevention of domestic violence. The paper further provides an assessment of the most promising practices.
Greig, A & Edstrom, J. (2012). Mobilizing Men in Practice: Challenging Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in
Institutional Settings. Tools, Stories, Lessons. Institute of Development Studies
This article provides lessons and stories of the initiatives that different communities in the United States have initiated to ensure that men and boys are actively engaged in the development and implementation of strategies aimed at addressing the issue of domestic violence against teen mothers. This article addresses ways through which the men and boys have been involved in combating challenges related to institutionalized sexism and gender-based violence. The article evaluates the best practices that have been used by different communities to ensure success in addressing the underlying challenges. The sections that define the content of this article includes the process of becoming and activist for change, streamline policies aimed at addressing institutionalized violence, the most essential resources for implementing change and taking action for change.
The article succeeds in answering questions on the role of men in working together with women to addressed challenges of institutionalized sexual and gender-based violence the faces teen mother in the United States. The article further explores techniques that can be used in incorporating men as gender activists in different institutions. The article, however, fails to address the essence of developing culture-specific policies to ensure that the resulting strategies of addressing the problems faced by teen mothers are aligned with the prevailing cultural practices.
Botha, M., Cornell, V & Peacock, D. (2009).One Man Can: Building the Capacity of Traditional Leaders,
Government and Civil Society to Involve Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality. Sonke Gender Justice Network
This article uses a case study approach in assessing the techniques that have been used by members of the Mabesktraal community in the development of community y based strategies aimed at addressing the essence of change in perception on issues of gender-based violence and gender roles. According to the authors of this report, developing community initiatives targeting these challenges are critical in developing a cohesive and safe environment for teen mothers. According to the authors of this article, providing training and technical assistance to partner organizations and opinion leaders in the community is critical in the development of strategies for facilitating a safe and smooth transition of teenagers into motherhood and parenting. The article also stresses n the essence of increasing men’s understanding of the risks of subjecting teen mothers to gender-based violence. This is critical in increasing awareness and increasing the possibility that they can engage in the redefinition of their privileges and rights.
In terms of strengths, the article provides a framework for the development of a comprehensive approach to mitigating gender-based violence facing teen mothers and older women in the society. The research, however, fails to provide a framework for the best techniques that practitioners, advocates, and educators who are willing to work with the objective of preventing violence in their communities.
This article will be useful for this project because it will provide insights on the tools and opportunities that can be used in fostering networks and coalitions among men and women in the community. This will be critical in understanding the best measures that can be used in addressing gender-based violence against teen mothers in the United States.