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Hold men accountable for their action

Although gender roles and the way men define themselves are socially constructed, each individual man can choose whether or not to act out his male privilege. Consequently, it is important to hold men accountable for their choices and actions, including any violent acts they may have committed, while at the same time encouraging them to change. Violence against women and girls is a crime and a human rights violation. Holding men accountable is fundamental to a rights-based, gender-responsive approach to working with men and boys to end violence against women and girls.