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Supporting Men +Gender Equality

White Ribbon Schools Programme

Click image for details of the launch on White Ribbon Day 2022

STEP IN, STEP UP, STEP BACK — Practical steps men and boys can take to support the women and girls in our lives and to make them feel safe and respected.

Engage Connecting With Men

HSE Community Healthcare and MDN delivered their first Engage Connecting With Men workshop in the Midwest with this wonderful group. Keep an eye out for our 2023 workshop dates, coming soon! Lorcan Brennan (pictured) said it was great to meet so many people in Limerick committed to promoting men’s health and wellbeing through their work.

Advocates for social change

The Men’s Development Network has influenced policy on men’s issues at local, regional, national and international levels and has a proud record in multi-agency work and engagement.

The Men’s Development Network is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Waterford, Ireland, with the key focus on being leaders in promoting change and equality within society. 

Approaching our work from a transforming masculinities and gender-justice perspective, we are marking 25 years of positive engagement with men, boys, women’s organisations, and other like-minded partners in 2022. 

Under the mission statement “Better Lives for Men; Better Lives for All,” the Men’s Development Network interacts with men on various levels including one-to-one, developmental, parenting, behaviour change group work, training, phoneline support and awareness raising.

Our funded projects include the Men’s Development and Men’s Health Programmes, the MEND Domestic Violence Intervention Programme, the national Male Advice Line, and a Men’s Counselling Service. We also run many sub-programmes (see main menu) at local, regional and national level.

Sunday Independent feature

New Waterford Headquarters


Snapshots from the Work With Perpetrators European Network annual conference hosted by MDN (MEND Programme) and MOVE Ireland at DCU in August. Click images for review.


16 Days of Activism 2022

MAN Survey Report :: click


Our six MEND Programme for men perpetrating relationship violence are taking referrals. Click above graphics for details and referral form.

Click image for details of MDN succession on MenEngage Europe Steering Committee

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Multiple options in our newly refurbished offices at O'Connell Street, Waterford.
Phone 051-844260 or email

Eight FREE email sessions with our counselling team: click for more

Infovideo created for World Mental Health Day (10.10.22)

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