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Resources To Engage Men in Prevention

The following is a list of resources that can be used to engage men in your sexual violence prevention work.

To learn more about reasons why to engage men in prevention, check out the Prevention Tip "Engaging Men in Prevention". For more in-depth information and to read articles written by men in the field, check out the issue of Partners in Social Change "Engaging Men".


Curricula

  • Young Men's Work: Stopping Violence and Building Community | The Oakland Men's Project
    • Helps break the cycle of generational violence by teaching young men non-violent skills and behaviors. Explores healthy relationships, drug & alcohol abuse, how to be allies to women, and community responsibility.
  • MVP Playbook: For Male High School Students | Jackson Katz
    • The program views student athletes and leaders as potentially empowered bystanders who can confront and interrupt sexist and violent behaviors through bystander role playing. Playbook also available for male college students.

Books

  • The Men's Program: A Peer Education Guide to Rape Prevention by John Foubert
    • All-male peer education program designed to educate college and high school aged young men about rape prevention, educating their peers, bystander strategies, and supporting survivors. Includes scripts, training course, and handouts.
  • Redefining Babes, Booze and Brawls: Men Against Violence--Towards a New Masculinity by Luoluo Hong
    • Utilizing a sociological, public health perspective this dissertation is a case study of the organization Men Against Violence. It examines the ways in which a close-knit association of men generated and sustained an organizational culture that encourages and rewards non- violence among its members, as well as begins to reframe traditional conceptions of masculinity.

DVDs

  • Macho by Lucinda Broadbent
    • The film profiles Men Against Violence and its ground-breaking work towards eliminating attitudes of male chauvinism (known as machismo in Spanish) that have perpetuated violent acts against women in Nicaragua and Latin America. Offers a glimpse at the methods used by Men Against Violence to discuss the abuse of power and the damage it causes families and communities and challenges assumptions about "machismo".

Websites

  • Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)
    • This organization mobilizes male youth to prevent men's violence against women through building capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity. MCSR provides opportunities for youth through their media campaign called Strength Campaign and the Men of Strength Clubs around the country.
  • Men Stopping Violence
    • Works to dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. We believe that all forms of oppression are interconnected. Social justice work in the areas of race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation are all critical to ending violence against women.

Related Content

"Skill Building Activities with Male Teens"

"Resources that Address Male Gender Roles"

Reviewed: October 31st, 2013