Agents for Change

Agents VS Man Box

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Mission: to counter negative peer relationships that affect men, young men and boys and that can be linked to aggression or disrespect towards women.

For more information, connections and resources about preventing violence against women:

To connect with us and find out more:

To connect with Hala Abdelbour and the Institute of Non-Violence

For a transcript of this episode, click here

Music Credits

“Emotional Ambient Strings,” “Inspiring Classical Cello Solo,” “Dark Documentary Solo Strings,” “Dark Baroque Pizzicato Violin,” and “Emotional Two Cellos” by Orchestralis, “Experimental Cello” by Sonicscope, “A Change for the Better,” “A Train Ride Away,” “A Rush of Emotion,” “An Eye on the Prize,” ”A Fascinating Feeling,” “A Deep Emotion,” and “A Timeless Journey” by Steven Schwartz, “Emotional Inspiring Piano and Cello” by Black Trend Music, “Extrasensory Perception” by Tera Mangala, “Waking Up” by Adi Goldstein, “Walking Bass Jazz Club” by Catch 22 Music, “What’s the Angle,” “Funk in the Trunk,” and “Moments” by Shane Ivers,“Creative Thinking” by Tristan Noon,“Master Disorder” and “Bass Walker,” by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Agents for Change has been funded through The Australian Government Department of Social Services through White Ribbon Australia and supported by Shellharbour City Council and Beyond Empathy.

Episode Citations

“Delusions of Gender” by Cordelia Fine Icon Books, (2010) “Testosterone Rex” by Cordelia Fine, Icon Books, (2017)

“A Call to Men” Ted Talk (2010)

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