Resources to Engage Men in Prevention

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Date of Publication
May, 2012

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


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.


Reaching Men: Strategies for Preventing Sexist Attitudes, Behaviors, and Violence by Rus Funk
Presents effective strategies to engage men in preventing sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and harassment through both theory and concrete suggestions for working with men.
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.
Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart by Paul Kivel
Kivel addresses root causes of violence and helps men confront the political, social, and personal forces that generate and reward misogyny, hatred, anger, and violent behavior.


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".


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.

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