NYSCADV's "Because We're Dads"
The NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) recognizes the impact fathers and father figures have on promoting women's rights, gender equality, and healthy relationships. Fathers play a significant role in the lives of their children and have the opportunity to influence attitudes and behaviors that support healthy and equitable relationships premised on respect, consent and nonviolence. To highlight the impact that fathers and father figures have on our lives NYSCADV, in collaboration with consultant Rus Funk, who also works with North Atlantic MenEngage Network (NAMEN), announces the launch of Because We’re Dads: Reaching and Mobilizing Fathers to Promote Gender Equality. Over the coming months, we’ll be providing additional tools, resources and opportunities; as well as convening and learning from dads.
This Father’s Day, the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, invites Fathers and Father Figures to take our Father’s Day Pledge.
The Father’s Day Pledge is part of NYSCADV’s Because We’re Dads Initiative and is just one way Father’s can become involved to promote healthy relationship behaviors that support gender equality. NYSCADV launched the Because We’re Dads initiative in June of 2020 and over the past year has developed and provided tools, resources, and educational opportunities for engaging and mobilizing Father’s and Father Figures in promoting equal rights, gender equality and healthy relationships. Fathers play a significant role in the lives of their children and have the opportunity to influence attitudes and behaviors that support healthy and equitable relationships premised on respect, consent and nonviolence. After all, peace begins at home but can then ripple out to our schools, our workplaces and our communities. Let’s make New York State a place where healthy, respectful relationships based on equality are the norm!
For additional initiatives, campaigns and resources for engaging men and boys in primary prevention strategies, check out our Engaging Men and Boys prevention toolkit page.