ENGAGING MEN: resources

A Call To Men - A leading national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys and communities, A Call to Men recognizes that the underlying causes of violence and discrimination against women are rooted in the ways women and girls have been traditionally viewed and treated in our society. They provide men and boys with tools, practical methods and strategies to understand this connection and how to positively address these social issues. They partner with schools, universities, corporations, government, social service agencies and communities to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls.

A Call to Men: National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women A leading national men's organization addressing men's violence against women, and the eradication of sexism, committed to organizing communities in order to raise awareness and get men involved in ending violence against women.

Dads and Daughters - Tips, tools, and insights for strengthening a father’s communication, influence, and bond with their daughter and/or stepdaughter. 

Joe Ehrmann: Coach for America - Joe is an inspirational, dynamic speaker who works with corporate, civic and community organizations and associations to promote growth, teamwork, and to inform, inspire and initiate individual, communal and societal change that will empower men and women to be their very best – personally, professionally and relationally.

Faith-Trust Institute - provides information and resources for faith-based responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, etc. 

Rus Ervin Funk - an organizer and trainer for social, gender, sexual and racial justice for the past 25 years and just recently published his latest manual, Reaching Men: Strategies for Preventing Sexist Attitudes, Behaviors and Violence.

Futures Without Violence - Website has a variety of resources and strategies designed to address domestic violence including Coaching Boys Into Men, an innovative approach to engaging coaches to support their athletes in middle and high school to build healthy, non-violence relationships.

Gloucester Men Against Domestic Abuse - Strong men don't bully. "Men everywhere need to get together, break the 'sissy' barrier, and end our silence that has condoned abuse. In Gloucester over 500 men from a variety of backgrounds have declared that on our work sites, in our coffee shops, locker rooms, schools, homes, and even in some bars - domination of women is no longer seen as a way to be a strong man."

Jackson Katz - One of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. Recognized for groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in sports culture and the military.  He has also recently published “The Macho Paradox.” His film, “Tough Guise” can be purchased at www.mediaed.org.

Jean Kilbourne - An ward-winning speaker and writer - her “Killing Us Softly 3,” about advertising images of women, is also available at www.mediaed.org.

Paul Kivel - Getting Together for Social Justice, offers a variety of resources that can be used in the prevention of domestic and sexual violence and that address the root causes of all forms of violence including widely used resources for working with men and boys.

Men Against Violence is a Yahoo group created to provide support and resources that promote and increase men's involvement in violence prevention, including men and women working on college campuses, in community agencies, and in national and regional organizations devoted to equality and justice.

Men Against Sexual Violence - a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

Men Can Stop Rape - empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Programs, strategies and social norms campaigns are available on the website.

Men Engage - is an umbrella network of community-based organizations and groups, not-for-profits, other non-governmental organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in working with men and boys to promote gender equality in North America.

Men’s Initiative for Jane Doe, Inc. - Massachusetts statewide clearing house and networking resource for men working to end violence against women, facilitating collaborations between men's associations, rape crisis centers and resources for domestic violence intervention.

National Organization for Men Against Sexism - is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities.

National Organization for Women has chapters in every state and welcomes males.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence:  provides support to organizations and individuals working to end violence.

PreventIPV - Tools for Social Change highlights innovative resources for the prevention of violence including engaging men and boys.

Voice Male Magazine - Rob Okun, Editor. Voice Male chronicles the social transformation of masculinity. Since its modest beginnings in 1983 as a newsletter for the pioneering Men’s Resource Center for Change, Voice Male has evolved into a magazine exploring critical issues relevant to men’s growth and health while cataloging the damaging effects of men’s isolation and violence

Voices of Men - This play, created by Ben Atherton-Zeman, long time advocate against men’s violence, uses humor and celebrity male voice impressions to bring these topics to audiences in a way that minimizes male defensiveness.  An excellent way to engage boys and men to become involved in both self-reflection and violence prevention efforts.

White Ribbon Campaign: The campaign includes resources and tools to engage men to organize, raise awareness and speak out against violence. Materials engage men to examine the root causes of gender-based violence. The Education and Action Kits combine in-class lessons with school-wide projects that help to raise awareness about violence against women, and to promote ideals about gender equality and healthy relationships.

Your local rape crisis center or domestic violence program. Programs can be found online and in the phone book. Visit www.nyscadv.org/statewide-dv-services-listings-by-county for a list of domestic violence programs by county, or call the New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & español/Multi-language accessibility): 1-800-942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). The National Sexual Assault Hotline from RAINN is 1-800-656-HOPE.