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What It Means to be a Healthy Man

What It Means to be a Healthy Man

Being a healthy man means doing some thinking about the expectations we experience as men. Expectations about how we as men are supposed to act, think and interact have been shaped and baked into our brains over a lifetime, from family, peers, school, through leisure...

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Two Pandemics, One World

Two Pandemics, One World

We are experiencing two pandemics in one world. COVID-19 highlighted the existing global gender-based violence pandemic and it's harmful outcomes for women and girls. It’s hard to believe that it has been 16 months since the COVID-19 pandemic first impacted the lives...

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What is Gender-Based Violence?

What is Gender-Based Violence?

What is gender-based violence? Isn't it the same as domestic violence? Often people think gender-based violence is the same as violence against women or intimate partner violence - but this is not accurate. Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender...

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MentorAction Member Bio – John Barron

MentorAction Member Bio – John Barron

Each month we do a MentorAction Member Bio. This month we would like to introduce John Barron. "Hello, my name is John Barron, and I am a Detective in the Domestic Violence Unit with the Hamilton Police Service. I became part of MentorAction because of my role within...

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Father’s Day – What it is meant to be…

Father’s Day – What it is meant to be…

Father’s Day always sparks nostalgic notions of paternalism and fatherhood without really addressing what Father's Day is meant to be about. I do not believe fatherhood is about one day of the year. Instead, it is a way of being, a lifestyle and a meaningful...

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