Activity of Men's Development Network
Aims and objectives
The MDN is a developmental and consultative organisation that works on four levels; locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. MDN works with men living with the consequences of marginalisation in a variety of community-based settings. It works with men to support them to address their health needs, also with men who are violent in their relationships to effect change in their behaviour. MDN works with men to support them to come out of isolation into Men's Development Groups where they can identify and address the issues impacting on themselves, their families and their community. MDN works with men in marginalised communities - Traveller Men, Refugee & Male Asylum Seekers and the growing number impacted by unemployment in Ireland. The aim of the Men's Development Network (MDN) is to develop a network of support, development, resource, and progressive leadership by men in order to achieve better lives for men affected by marginalisation, poverty, unemployment, disadvantage and male gender conditioning. The MDN has the following core characteristics:
- An anti-poverty, anti-exclusive focus.
- Works on community development principles and methods.
- Provides support and acts as a catalyst for men's development.
- Act as a resource for men.
- Provides co-ordination and co-operation between men and community, voluntary and statutory groups.
- Involves representatives of groups which experience poverty and social exclusion within our management structures.
- Is committed to gender equality and gender equality mainstreaming
- Sees the work as being bedded in development of self, family, community, and society.
Name: Men's Development Network
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Poverty; Health; Fatherhood/caregiving; Violence; Men and gender equality; Gender Mainstreaming
Organisation Country: Ireland
Organisation City: Waterford
30 O'Connell St
Organisation Phone: +35 351844260/1
Name: Alan O'Neill
- Clarke N. (2011) Engaging Men, Men Engaging: The Report of the Family Resource Centres Engagement with Men, Waterford: The Men's Development Network
- Clarke N. (2011) Engaging Men, Men Engaging: The Report of the Community Development projects work with Men, Waterford: The Men's Development Network
- Franklin S., Clarke N., O'Neill A. (2010) Men Living in Dublin 12: A needs analysis of men accessing services in Dublin 12, The Men's Development Network, Dublin: Dublin 12 Local Drugs Task Force
- Clarke N., Flynn M., O'Neill A. (2010) Spring Lane Traveller Men's Group: A review of the development and needs of Spring Lane Traveller Men's Group 2007 - 2010, Cork: Traveller Visibility Group, Cork
- Clarke N. (2010) Referring Men: An exploration of frontline workers needs in referring abusive men to the MEND domestic abuse intervention programme, Waterford: The Men's Development Network
- O'Neill A., Harpur N., Brennan L., McDonald T. (2010) The Traveller Men's Development Manual, Waterford: The Men's Development Network and Health Service Executive South East Traveller Health Unit
- O'Neill A., Clarke N. Franklin S. (2009) The Traveller Men's Development Programme for the Health Service Executive, Waterford: The Men's Development Network
- Clarke N. (2009) Report of the Consultation with Traveller Men and Service Providers for the HSE, Waterford: The Men's Development Network
- Clarke N., (2008) Evaluation of the Wexford Traveller Men's Project, County Wexford Partnership. Waterford: The Men's Development Network
- Clarke, N. (2007) Development of a support programme for prisoners and ex-prisoners returning to Waterford: Employment support and personal support, Waterford Area Partnership, The Men's Development Network,
- Clarke N. (2007) Needs Analysis of Male Asylum Seekers Living in Direct Provision in Waterford, Waterford: Waterford Area Partnership/The Men's Development Network, http://www.wap.ie/publications.aspx.
- Clarke N. (2007) Alcohol Use and Men affected by Marginalisation, Katherine Howard Foundation/The Men's Development Network