To engage men and communities to take action to end violence against women.
MSV believes that an analysis of the interconnection of oppressions is critical to ending violence against women and girls. This belief informs our practice of building accountability among men and with communities. The knowledge, tools, and resources developed by MSV are vital in engaging and mobilizing men as catalysts for change and building collaborative relationships with anti-violence programs and other social justice organizations.
It has been nearly 40 years since Men Stopping Violence began engaging men in the work of building safer communities for women and girls. In those 37 years, along with many other accomplishments, we have:
- Educated over 100,000 men about how to change abusive behavior.
- Fulfilled several contracts with the Office on Violence Against Women, presenting their first national training on men and women working together, designing and implementing their only national internship program for young men, and building the capacity of communities throughout the US to engage men in ending violence against women.
- Provided training to over 1,000,000 people in churches, community groups, corporations, universities, hospitals, civic organizations, and national associations of district attorneys, social workers, and battered women’s advocates. 85% of participants report increased knowledge of appropriate responses to someone they know who is abusing his partner and an increased willingness to intervene.
- Successfully completed a five-year evaluation project with the CDC to determine the impact of creating a coordinated community response to violence against women.
- Produced Because We Have Daughters®, a program of fun activities that teaches men how to create safety for their daughters and other girls.
- Partnered with successful businessman, George McKerrow, to conduct and grow the True Allies Breakfast series, which he describes as “a safe, friendly environment in which a small group of individuals can talk about the issue of domestic violence and how we, as male leaders, could do our part” to build safer communities for women and girls.
- Created Men At Work: Building Safe Communities, the only curriculum in our field that bridges the gap between intervention and prevention.