" Extremely valuable and applicable to many unacceptable behaviours ".
At MATE, we believe the challenge of change is a personal one. We must not wait for the systems created on our behalf to save us. We have an opportunity to do this important work in every aspect of our lives by raising the level of expectation for our peers. We can do this by using our influence to educate, encourage and challenge our mates to do better. It is the work we do at an individual level with our mates and with the people in our sphere of influence that will make the difference.
MATE is a leadership-focused primary prevention program that aims to make the complicated and diverse issues of men’s violence against women accessible to the general population by engaging participants in a discussion not only about abusive behaviour but also about the ways we create a culture that nurtures gender inequality.
MATE is designed on best practices developed over two decades of delivering gender-based violence prevention & education training with diverse and varying populations. MATE training can be facilitated for up to 30 participants for anywhere between two and six hours. Topics to be covered can include: abusive and healthy relationships, sexual assault, alcohol & sexual consent, gang rape, sexual harassment, technology-facilitated abuse, jokes and language, gender roles and sexism as a system.
The program aims to raise awareness of the level of abusive behaviour in our culture as well as the subtler issues that support a harmful and abusive environment. We will challenge the root attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that normalise problematic behaviour and create a safe environment for people to share their opinions and experiences about these volatile issues. Ultimately, we seek to inspire leadership by empowering participants with the tools to feel confident in addressing harmful and abusive behaviour.
- Two hour Awareness Raising: This option will provide a basic introduction to the issues of gender based violence and bystander intervention.
- Three hour Training Session: This option will provide a solid, understanding of the issues and provide tangible tools for participants to apply when dealing with violent or abusive situations. This training also explores the broader cultural issues that underlie men’s violence against women.
- Six hour Training Session: This option will provide intensive training for individuals who seek in-depth knowledge. This training will allow participants to explore several topics ranging from the more overt issues of men’s violence against women (verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse) to the seemingly harmless behaviours in our culture that contribute to an environment that supports harmful and abusive behaviour.
All training includes excerpts of materials and a comprehensive follow up training report.
For More Information:
Alexander Ward - Program Support Officer - email@example.com