Engaging Men is…
A critical strategy in the effort to promote gender equity and end gender-based violence. It focuses on shifting the difficult reality that all men play a role in enabling violence and abuse to one that incites the opportunity all men have to stop it. Approaches to engage men must recognize that rigid gender roles, damaging power dynamics, and experiences with trauma create the need for their own healing and also affect how they spark social change.
The reality is that our world needs more men to be agents of change. The burden of advocating for communities to be free of gender-based violence has been disproportionately carried by women, trans, and non-binary people for too long. Engaging Men is about building a robust pipeline of diverse individuals, partners, allies, and more to inspire men from all walks of life to recognize and leverage their strengths to advocate for the health, safety, and wellbeing of all people in every community.
This site is a virtual hub to advance your strategic planning, program development, and implementation to meaningfully engage men to end and prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.