Men Can Help End Violence Against Women

What role can men play in ending violence against women?

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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:

Domestic Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rape and Sexual Assault
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)

Human Trafficking
Office of Justice Fact Sheet

Workplace
Safe Horizon




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3 Responses to Men Can Help End Violence Against Women

  1. Aidevo says:

    Men Stopping Violence in the Atlanta area is another great source and proponent for men to step up when it comes to women being abused.
    http://www.menstoppingviolence.org

  2. kyoungpsyd says:

    Thanks for the information!

  3. Pingback: Intimate Partner Violence: How Can Men Make a Difference? « Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Chicago

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