A Call to Men is a national organization that works to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.
Futures Without Violence's Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) program invites men to utilize their influence in unique positions to prevent domestic violence. Men – as fathers, brothers, coaches, teachers, uncles, and mentors – have a role to play in coaching boys into men. Find out more.
The Verizon Foundation has partnered with national organizations like A CALL TO MEN, NO MORE, and Joyful Heart Foundation to engage men to speak out against domestic violence and start having conversations with their sons, friends, etc.
MensWork: eliminating violence against women, inc. was formed in 2008 by a small collective of men who wanted to create more ways for more men to be more actively and proactively involved in ending men's violence against women. Read some their blog posts:
Many states have men that are stepping up and speaking out to prevent domestic violence. Here are just a few:
To learn about the ways men in Ohio are taking action visit:
To learn about DELAWARE MEN and what they are doing to promote safe and healthy relationships visit:
Alaska Men Choose Respect is a space that offers information, networking, tools and opportunities for men to come together as allies to end violence, promote respect, and strengthen communities in Alaska.
Have you witnessed street harassment, knew that you should intervene, but had no idea what to say or how to say it? This infographic from Hollaback provides 5 ways to take action in the heat of the moment:
It's hard to know what to say to a friend or peer but the folks at Virginia Tech have create a toolkit ways to intervene including "I statements", the "Silent Stare", group intervention, and ways to use humor and distraction. There's a tip for everyone here:
There are a number of ways to get involved in the movement to end violence against women that don't involve directly intervening in an incident of domestic violence, including starting a conversation with a friend, paying attention to messages in the media, and becoming an ally to women and men who are speaking out against gender inequity and gender based violence.
- Action items for ways to become a male ally in the fight to end violence against women from UpRoot - digging up the roots of gener-based violence:
The Men's Story Project (MSP) is a public performance and community dialogue project that explores social ideas about masculinity and manhood, employing the arts for community-strengthening and social change. It highlights men's stories that are less often heard; breaks silences on issues including sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism and violence – and ways in which these are often intertwined with masculinities; celebrates men's beauty and humanness; and stimulates active dialogue on what contemporary masculinities can be all about. The ultimate goal of this replicable project is to help expand the presence of genuine self-expression, peace, health and justice in communities:
"Violence against women is a men's issue—and it will take guys redefining manhood for it to change". Listen to Jackson Katz's recent TedTalk about how men's involvement is crucial in the movement to end violence against violence. Also note the list of resources for those invigorated by the conversation on how we can shift cultural norms, as well as for those who want more information on organizations that tackle sexual violence and domestic abuse.