Men and violence to be discussed at national conference

Do you work with men or boys on issues like domestic and sexual violence? If so you may want to attend the Second National Conference for Men and Boys on Friday 2nd November.

The conference promises to be the biggest ever gathering of people committed to improving the lives of men and boys in the UK and will be of particular interest to you if your area of concern is tackling violence and abuse.

At this year’s event we will bring together some of the UK’s leading experts in the men and boys’ sector to network, share ideas and explore big questions like ‘how do we keep our communities safe by keeping men and boys safe’?

As a delegate you’ll enjoy talks, discussions, best practice presentations and the opportunity to share your experience and ideas with others and ask lots of questions too.

As well as hearing about effective approaches to working with men generally, there’ll be lots of contributors with specific expertise  for you to meet and hear from such as:

  • Alison Waugh who founded the charity Abused Men In Scotland which has recently employed its first staff member
  • Martyn Sullivan from Mankind Counselling, who has travelled the world visiting services that support male victims of rape and sexual violation
  • Mark Brooks, Chair of The ManKind Initiative, which runs a national helpline for male victims
  • Jerker Edstrom from the Institute of Development Studies whose work includes leading a three-country project on  ‘Mobilising Men to Challenge Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Institutional Settings’.

You’ll also be able to meet delegates with experience of working effectively with men who are perpetrators of violence and connect with a range of experts working in areas such health promotion, parenting, education, social care, mental health, support groups, community safety and housing.

Tickets for the conference range from £50 to £150 and for supporters of The Men’s Network who donate £25 or more in 2012 can apply for a FREE ticket today. Click here now to find out how now.

And thanks to some financial support from Brighton & Hove City Council, if you are working locally with men and boys in the Sussex area you may qualify for a further discount on application so please take action today and get in touch if you want to know more by emailing

Finally, if you’re concerned with helping men and boys get better access to and outcomes from your service, or maybe you’re interested in developing new services and projects for men and boys, then you’ll probably find the forthcoming training called ‘Helping Men Get Help’ very useful.

Click here now to find out more about the Helping Men Get Help Course

For more information about The Second National Conference For Men and Boys, The Big Man Gathering the following day and the Men’s Rights fringe event on the eve of the conference – CLICK HERE NOW.



Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

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