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What Men Can Do
About Domestic Violence


 Men play an important role in efforts to stop violence against women. All men have the opportunity to serve as role models for other men and boys in regards to the treatment of women and girls. Boys need to be taught at a young age that violence against women is wrong and will not be tolerated. Men are in a unique position to communicate this message in a strong, compassionate, and meaningful way. Working in partnership, men and women together can make enormous strides toward changing attitudes and perceptions around domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

 Although abusers can be female and victims can be male, statistics show that the opposite is more often true. Societal attitudes reinforce male privilege and, in general, enable abusers (of any gender) and hinder victims.

 Increasing numbers of men are combining their voices and resources to take a stand against violence against women. We live in a world where 1 in 5 female college students are sexually assaulted, 1 in 3 women are the victims of DV, and more than half of middle and high-school girls experience sexual harassment in school. The vast majority of this violence is perpetrated by men – men who work with, socialize with, play sports with, attend a faith community, etc., with non-abusive men. In many other aspects of their lives, abusive men are not violent at all. Individual men and men’s organizations are beginning to ask: Why do we as men stand for this violence towards women and girls?

 Schuylkill Women in Crisis (SWiC) is interested in working with men in our community to address society’s attitudes that tacitly condone violence against women and girls. For more information locally, contact SWiC at 570.622.3991.


To see what men are doing around the nation, check out the following initiatives:



“A CALL TO MEN” is a national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys, and communities. Co-founders Ted Bunch and Tony Porter believe that preventing domestic and sexual violence is primarily the responsibility of men.

A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many other social ills.

A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls.

— A CALL TO MEN



HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide.

— Verizon Foundation



NO MORE is a public awareness campaign supported by every major domestic violence and sexual assault organization in the U.S.

NO MORE’s mission is to unite and strengthen a diverse, global community to help end domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.

A project of NEO Philanthropy, a 501c3 public charity, NO MORE is dedicated to getting the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse out of the shadows and encouraging everyone — women and men, youth and adults, from all walks of life — to be part of the solution. By creating public awareness campaigns, providing tools and resources for anti-violence organizations and sparking national and international activism, NO MORE inspires cultural change and advances societal progress.

— NO MORE



Move to End Violence, a 10-year program of the NoVo Foundation, which is designed to strengthen our collective capacity to end violence against women and girls in the United States.

The work of transforming society belongs to everyone who shares a commitment to ending violence against all women, including you. We invite you to join us in this growing community of individuals and organizations who are aligning around a shared vision and engaging across sectors to find bold solutions to ending violence.

By working together, we can build a cross-cutting social justice movement that values girls and women and achieves justice and dignity for all. Together, we will create a world where all girls and women are safe and respected and everyone can reach their full potential.

— NoVo Foundation



The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. And when these powerful voices are heard, they will change the world. The time for that change is now.

HeForShe is inviting people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality. And it starts by taking action right now to create a gender equal world.

— HeForShe



For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world.

Providing leadership from offices in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Boston, we’ve established a state-of-the-art Center for Leadership and Action in the Presidio of San Francisco to foster ongoing dialogue about gender-based violence and child abuse.

Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. We also work with advocates, policy makers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.

Our vision is a future without violence that provides education, safety, justice, and hope.

— Futures Without Violence



Mission

To empower men to end all forms of violence against women by educating ourselves and the community, raising awareness and creating social change.

Men Against Violence Against Women is a volunteer-based organization founded and run by men who seek an end to gender violence and sexism. Since 2000, we have dedicated ourselves to speaking up and supporting domestic and gender violence agencies, corporations, education systems, and community organizations who align with our mission.

— Men Against Violence Against Women



Mission

To mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women.

Vision

To institutionalize primary prevention of men’s violence against women through sustained initiatives that generate positive, measurable outcomes in populations throughout the world.

— Men Can Stop Rape