What role can men play in ending violence against women?
I just learned of this event and organization. A Call to Men will hold their Fourth Annual National Conference May 21-22, 2009 in New York City, New York. The emphasis will be on men and women coming together to end violence against women.
Too often women carry the load in the anti-violence movement. It is encouraging to read about an organization with this perspective:
A CALL TO MEN believes that ending violence against women is primarily the responsibility of men. Although historically it has been almost entirely women who have been at the forefront addressing this issue, we think it is essential that men play a primary role in the solution to end it. To do that, well-meaning men…men who, for the most part don’t see themselves as part of the problem…need to get involved.
Why should men get involved? Check out the statistics and links below for more information on men’s violence against women:
Rape and Sexual Assault
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)
Office of Justice Fact Sheet