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“Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant
plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take,
and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.”
– U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights Hero and First Board Chair of Men Stopping Violence
Nothing about addressing the issue of violence against women and girls should be passive. This is why we teach, we train, we write. This is why our work revolves around the voices and experiences of women. In the movement to end violence against women, Men Stopping Violence is keenly aware that we must address the intersections of gender and race, while also shining a light on violent systems that continue to traumatize the Black community. In disrupting the structures that uphold inequities, MSV stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and others who embrace the immortal words of Fannie Lou Hamer, – “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” To that end, we are emphatic about creating safer communities for women, girls, and communities of color. We are committed to being an active voice in the cause of justice, as we have been for the past 38 years.
If you or someone you know is engaging in abusive behavior, experienced staff members are available to help. Please call us at 404-270-9894
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Working In The Community
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse is centering the experiences of Black women by focusing on Caroline Randall Williams’ My Body is a Confederate Monument and Cecelia Jordan’s Justice Begins Where Violence Towards Black...
White supremacy, the foundation of this country, is once again exposed by the police murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade and countless others. Located in the movement to end violence against women, Men Stopping Violence calls on our fellow travelers...
New Publication: Men Stopping Violence’s Definition of Male Sexual Violence Against Women: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
Ending racism and white supremacy is urgent. Ending male sexual violence against women and girls is urgent. The article provides an excellent example of how Men Stopping Violence strives to hold and respond to both of those truths. African American women...
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...
Men Stopping Violence has developed a comprehensive training on how to facilitate and administer the BWHD program. This training is being offered to a wide range of agencies and organizations including faith communities and social service agencies. By the end of the...
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 The #MeToo movement and related progress have sparked a backlash from those invested in maintaining patriarchal structures. Some men feel victimized by the movement and the possibility of accountability. Other men are genuinely...