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These efforts have been shown to reduce the incidence of violence among participants. In Papua New Guinea, for example, intimate partner violence fell by 10 per cent in just under one year. “By empowering girls, young people and families to communicate more effectively, we’re chipping away at the negative gender-related beliefs that fuel violence against women and girls, and so stopping violence before it even starts,” said Ms. Yamada
“Even when women are not blamed for the violence they endure, they are seen as the main force that can and should do something to alleviate the problem,” he added. “Men are never seen as the problem, as everyone believes that men cannot be changed.” But these men have set out to disprove this idea.