“Better lives for Men, Better lives for All”
This is based on our belief that supporting change in men has an impact on their relationships, family, community and society.
We work in alliance with women’s organisations and recognise their contribution to making a better world for all. It is our wish to continue and support this work, particularly with men.
The remit presently covers a local, regional and national spread. There have also been international contacts made.
It has developed with the assistance of government funding. Central to the development has been the formation of a network of national representatives.
What We Do:
- The Men’s Development Project funded by Department of Community Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs
- Maintaining men’s development through our National Network funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund through Pobal.
- Co-ordinating the Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes in the South-East funded by COSC through the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
- Promoting men’s health in partnership with the Department of Health & Children and the Health Service Executive.
- Providing counselling and support on an individual basis funded by the Family Support Agency.
- Gender Equality Mainstreaminq funded by the Equality Authority
- Working with particular groups of men including Traveller Men, Male Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Male Victims of Violence, Unmarried & Separated Fathers funded by the H.S.E., Area Partnerships and other Agencies.
- Researching men & men’s issues funded by the Katherine Howard Foundation, Health Service Executive and Pobal through Partnerships.
- Working in alliance with other national organisations to promote national awareness projects such as the White Ribbon Campaign
“The Men¹s Development Network is a world pioneer in work with men, especially in working with men across the social and economic spectrum. The respect with which the Men¹s Network leaders are held and the tremendous work they are doing to reach out to many different communities were more than apparent at their International White Ribbon Campaign conference held in Dublin on April 17th 2013 and at their men¹s conference the following day. The Men¹s Development Network brings to this work a combination of a penetrating analysis; clear prescriptions for improving the lives of men, promoting gender equality, and ending violence against women; and a unique sensitivity to the complex demands of this work.”
Dr. Michael Kaufman, Keynote Speaker, International White Ribbon Campaign
conference, Dublin, April 2013.