Violence against women and girls is a huge problem globally. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, forced into sex or abused physically, often by someone she knows. There are still far too many cases globally where men believe that violence and discrimination is acceptable and it is because of this that violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world is so pervasive. It is essential that we work to change these attitudes.

In order to achieve this, we need to involve men. There is still very little known about male perspectives on violence and discrimination against women and girls and why there is so much of it around the world. We need men to help us understand to learn why men are violent and discriminatory in the first place so that we are able to bring gender based violence and discrimination to an end.

Project Monma conducted a study to investigate male perspectives on violence and discrimination against women to learn more about why men think that violence and discrimination against women is so pervasive around the world. We interviewed men from a wide variety of backgrounds and from many different parts of the world and asked them what were the key factors leading to violence and discrimination against women and girls.