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.

One Vision Many Voices

Each of us has a story to tell.

While we know each story is different, we’re not always ready to hold a magnifying glass to the circumstances that shape each one. Our experiences crisscross, formed in no small part by race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. Many things inform how we see the world and how the world sees us. Many factors teach us how to interact with that world.

That’s why the work of Men Stopping Violence is not a singular issue. The causes and consequences of violence against women and girls are interwoven, so stopping it will take listening to and celebrating many voices.

Since 2004, MSV has publicly honored individuals who add to the chorus calling for safer communities. One Vision, Many Voices, MSV’s biennial dinner honoring the work that’s been done and the work ahead, is set to take place on September 19, 2019 at the Fox Theatre.

This year’s Kathleen Carlin Justice Seekers Award goes to Cherie Wilson for her work in helping integrate domestic violence prevention into Bank of America’s employee assistance program. The True Ally Award, which recognizes men of conscience who use their influence to take a stand for safety, will be presented to C. David Moody, Jr., author of Fighting Through the Fear: My Journey of Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse, in which he brings an unapologetic voice to his mission to support those struggling with the effects of childhood sexual abuse.

We invite you to join us on September 19 at the Fox Theatre. Join the professors and entrepreneurs, actors and lawyers, social justice warriors and all of Atlanta. Join us in the Egyptian Ballroom to add your voice to the chorus.

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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