Youth - Young people building Europe


28 May 2004

Youth work with boys and young men as a means to prevent violence in everyday life

Author : Gavan Titley

ISBN 92-871-5324-8
Format : 16 X 24 cm
No. de pages : 54
Prix: € 8 / US$ 12

Young men and boys are increasingly exposed to violent situations in their daily lives, as a result of peer-group competitiveness and society's view of success, which are based solely on physical and economic considerations. Combating violence against girls and young women is already one of the most pressing human right issues across Europe. However, while young boys and men frequently figure as actual or potential perpetrators of violence, their role as victims or advocates of non-violence is often neglected. Measures to combat violence have to be gender specific and involve both sexes in order to be effective.

In this report Gavan Titley explores the youth work with boys and young men, analyses the issues to young men and violence as raised at the seminar on Youth work with boys and young men as a means to prevent violence in everyday life, and presents the main discussion points and recommendations produced.

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