There are some very practical things that men can do to live out their commitment to help challenge the stereotypes and culture that contributes to family violence.
To be more involved in the emotional and social aspects of their children’s lives, or in the lives of other children they are a potential role model to. To not use their privilege to leave most of the parenting tasks and family and household logistics to their partner. To treat their children’s mother with respect and equality.
If you are a father, please take the time to answer the questions. This is not about blaming men for violence. It’s about understanding why so many men are hurting their partners and their children so that we can stop it.
This Father’s Day let’s acknowledge the great role that dads can play, and ask all fathers to help us end the family violence epidemic. Please complete the Father’s Day survey.
Together we can create change. Asking ourselves these questions are just a few simple ways we can contribute to a better culture.
For more information about how parents can support their kids to create respectful relationships by challenging harmful gender stereotypes and gender inequality, visit www.theline.org.au/parents.
If thinking about this survey raises issues for you, please consider calling the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 for free confidential counselling.
If you, a child, or another person is in immediate danger, call 000.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.