Creating a Safer World

 

For Women & Girls

Nothing about addressing the issue of gender-based violence should be passive. This is why we teach, we train, we write. This is why our work revolves around the voices and experiences that women have. We are emphatic about creating safer communities for women and girls. We are committed to being an active voice in this cause, as we have been for the past 37 years.

About Men Stopping Violence

Men Stopping Violence is a 37- year-old organization that focuses on ending gender-based violence by educating and organizing men in a call to action to be a part of the solution. Through our partnership with men, we are building knowledge on the issue, continuously building an understanding of the subject as it continues to evolve, lead critical societal conversations and create change agents of the participants in our program.

After 37 Years of Work,

Do We Believe Men Can Change?

The Actions and Impact of One Man

Men Stopping Violence’s Mission is to engage men and communities to take action to end violence against women. How do we enact this mission? One man’s story provides a powerful example.

 Chuck Lotts, a 73-year-old veteran and retired Georgia Power technician, completed MSV’s 24-week men’s class in 2004. What Chuck learned about himself kept him driving down from the mountains of Clarkesville to Atlanta for the past fifteen years to stay connected with Men Stopping Violence.

 Today, advocates across Georgia recognize Chuck as a regular at Stop Violence against Women Day at the Capitol where men affiliated with MSV stand with women to support safer communities.

One Breakfast will Impact Many Men

Chuck also serves on a Mountain Judicial Circuit Family Violence Task Force committee charged with educating faith leaders about violence against women. On September 26, 2019, Chuck took action as the Task Force hosted a Men Stopping Violence Breakfast – A Call to Faith Leaders – at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Habersham County. Forty people attended the event, including 20 faith leaders. After the breakfast, faith leaders signed up to sponsor breakfasts in Stephens, Rabun, and White Counties next year.

 “Chuck was instrumental in helping our committee connect with Men Stopping Violence, working together to create the MSV Breakfast for our faith community,” said Task Force Chair and Circle of Hope advocate Jo Descher. “We believe this event was a huge success, and it is only the beginning.”

 Our Work will Grow One Voice at a Time. Will You Join Us?

 We are often asked at MSV, “Can men change?” That’s an important question, but it can only be answered in the context of a second question, “Can men work in solidarity with women to create safer communities for all women and girls?” Chuck’s voice, heard through his actions and impacts, provides a strong resounding answer to both questions: Yes, we can!

 

Dinner Emcee Richelle Carey shares why she’s worked with us for over a decade:

“High profile abusers are finally having their behavior is exposed. They get away with the behavior for so long, in part, because no one calls them out on their actions.

Particularly men in power enable abusers to keep abusing. This is true whether or not the abuser is famous. 

Men Stopping Violence knows the way to end violence against women and girls is to break the toxic culture that enables it. That is why I have been a part of MSV for a decade now, the work of MSV save lives.”

Join Richelle and our other supporters as we continue on our mission at our biennial dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Working In The Community

MSV and Kappa Alpha Psi Partner to Educate Young Men

The Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi (KAP) is stepping up to help end violence against women. MSV is excited to partner with KAP, a traditionally African American fraternity, to introduce a gender justice initiative into their well-established Guide Right mentoring program.

“For us to get ahead on these struggles in our community, it is important to educate our young men on gender equality,” said Guide Right Program Chair Norman Pitts. “We want the boys in the Kappa Alpha Psi Guide Right Program to have the tools they need to grow socially and economically.”

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Men At Work Training- October 2 – 4, 2019

Men At Work: Building Safe Communities is an innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum that: explores male violence against women in an accessible manner, challenges men to take responsibility for their actions, and provides the educational experience necessary to...

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Men At Work Training – June 12 – 14, 2019

Men At Work: Building Safe Communities is an innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum that: explores male violence against women in an accessible manner, challenges men to take responsibility for their actions, and provides the educational experience necessary to...

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