Authors: Dozois, E., & Wells, L.
Date: April 2020
Changing Contexts: A Framework for Engaging Male-Oriented Settings in Gender Equality and Violence Prevention – Practitioners’ Guide is designed to support Human Service professionals in implementing an approach that was collaboratively developed by the Engaging Men Collaborative (2017-2020). The ‘Changing Contexts’ approach is designed to complement current ‘changing minds’ approaches to engaging men in gender equality and violence prevention (e.g., psychoeducational approaches) by highlighting ways that contextual changes can be used to influence behaviour, including changes to:
- Social norms
- Organizational design
- Sociocultural design
- Physical design
This practitioners’ guide outlines ways to collaborate with constituents of male-oriented settings to change the contextual dynamics within those settings so that the culture, norms, processes, and physical design of those environments cue more prosocial, gender-equitable behaviours.