Blog - International Conference on Women’s Shelters: Where were the men?
3- 6 November, the 3rd International Conference on Women’s Shelters took place in The Hague. More than a thousand delegates from across the globe gathered to share experiences, increase awareness, and exchange effective approaches for improving safety and support to survivors, and ultimately, ending violence against women and children. 4 members of the MenEngage Europe Alliance who attended the conference were inspired, but an important question remained: Why did so few men attend the conference while most of the violence is perpetrated by men enacting false notions of manhood, power and control? This blog is an open invitiation for further dialogue.