Launch of report on addressing violence against women

31 Aug 2023

On 31st August an online seminar was held to launch the report Addressing Masculinities to Tackle Violence Against Women in Ireland: Findings from the PositivMasc Study. The report sets out the Irish findings and recommendations of the EU GENDER-NET funded study PositivMasc - Positive Masculinities: Masculinities and violence against women among young people: Identifying discourses and developing strategies for change.

The main findings were presented by two members of the research team (Dr Claire Edwards and Dr Robert Bolton), followed by a panel discussion with key stakeholders. The seminar was chaired by Dr Fiachra Ó Suilleabháin. 

A recording of the launch is available here


  • Mary McDermott, CEO, Safe Ireland/Adjunct Professor, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC.
  • Professor Louise Crowley, School of Law, UCC.
  • Sean Cooke, CEO, Men’s Development Network.
  • John Russell, Coordinator DION Project/Youth Information Officer, YMCA Cork.

A recording of the event will be available shortly.

The research report can be accessed at the following link: Addressing Masculinities to Tackle Violence Against Women in Ireland.



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