The Good Men Project

A wall full of photographs of young Hills men saying what respect means to them is capturing attention at Castle Towers Shopping Centre this month.

The Good Men Project has been developed by Hills Community Aid and the Hills Domestic Violence Prevention Committee to give young men a voice in the debate about gender equality and the importance of respect.

It will be on display on Level 1 for the whole of July.

Sarah Keane from HCA who collated the display said she was pleased by the way the display had been viewed by men who had seen it at Castle Towers in the first few days.

She said the idea for the project came after speaking to a lot of men during the White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence at the end of last year.

“Men feel that there is this opinion that all men do the wrong thing. This project was about having a positive conversation with young men about their beliefs and how violence against men and women is never ok.”

Most of the men I spoke to said it was the first time someone had asked them what they thought about respect.”

To see more photos and quotes from the men interviewed visit Hills Community Aid Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/media/ set/?set=a.1546846908776325.1073741835.525905604203799&type=1&l =a69074aab4