Creating a Safer World

 

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 39 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

About Men Stopping Violence

Men Stopping Violence is a 39-year-old organization whose mission is to engage men and communities to take action to end violence against women. Through partnerships, listening, and experience, we are building knowledge on the issue of patriarchal violence, leading critical societal conversations, and providing participants in our programs with the skills they need to become change agents in their communities.

Program Updates

 

In addition to our ongoing Men’s Education Program, Training, Advocacy, and Outreach activities, our new programs are critical in advancing our work of creating safety for women, girls, boys, and all our communities. With COVID-19 and the increased exposure of chronic racial injustices, Men Stopping Violence has responded to the moment by creating four new programs: The Umoja Hour, Black Women’s Council, The Huddle, Kappa League Internship & Community Education classes. Program details are updated regularly:

The Umoja Hour 

  A Healing Space for Black men during times of racial injustice and Covid-19.

  Please join us at no charge. Wednesdays 6:00 pm Eastern time by clicking on the link below.

  The Umoja Hour 

The Huddle

Men Stopping Violence is excited to announce the return of the Huddle! It’s a gathering space for male identified people to connect, learn strategies for ending patriarchal violence, and work together to create change in our communities.

The Huddle will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 pm Eastern and will be facilitated by a rotating team of MSV facilitators. Join us for our initial meeting on June 22nd to discuss the format and to get to know each other. Please invite your friends.

Register here

Working In The Community

Kappa League Summer Internship Program
Engaging young men in the work of gender justice is crucial to creating safety for women and girls in our communities.

Since 2018, Men Stopping Violence has partnered with the DeKalb County alumni chapters of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and the DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office to bring a greater understanding of gender equality into the Kappa League/Guide Right mentoring program.

Men Stopping Violence hosts summer internships for male-identified high school students as an initiative to prepare them to become leaders in sexual assault prevention on their school campuses. The internship is a six-week paid program with a theme-based approach. These themes include Orientation, The Importance of Women’s Voices, The Criminal Legal System, Life on College Campuses, Bystander Intervention and Social Media Marketing.

Our next Kappa League Summer Internship will start on June 27, 2022. If you
are interested in applying, please email Mark Bracey at mark@menstoppingviolence.org.

Newsroom

Building Strong Communities: Kappa Conversations — Series

The Building Strong Communities: Kappa Education Sessions provide men the opportunity to engage in conversations on the importance of gender justice and how they can be leaders of violence prevention in their communities. In addition, these sessions will provide Kappa...

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UMOJA HOUR

With everything going on around us, we know that there must be spaces where black men can gather and be unapologetically themselves, while finding rest for their souls. In a society that does not value the wellness of Black men, we know that it is vital for us to...

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Building Strong Communities: Kappa Conversations — Series

The Building Strong Communities: Kappa Education Sessions provide men the opportunity to engage in conversations on the importance of gender justice and how they can be leaders of violence prevention in their communities. In addition, these sessions will provide Kappa...

read more

UMOJA HOUR

With everything going on around us, we know that there must be spaces where black men can gather and be unapologetically themselves, while finding rest for their souls. In a society that does not value the wellness of Black men, we know that it is vital for us to...

read more