"You'll always find one man, in every village, who is living life differently, helping out at home and doing the chores and helping his wife and not being violent,” Bernadette Crawford, Equality Advisor for Concern, explains.
“They're jeered at, and laughed at, by other men particularly and I always ask them ‘why?’”
In the vast majority of cases, it has come down through the generations.
"It's either one of two situations,” she says. “It's either that a man saw his father behave in a positive way, and the love and the affection that they gave their mother and the family (is carried on), or in other cases (the fathers) were extremely violent and led their lives through a very rigid form of masculinity.
"The impact of fathers is massive."