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Take action: Healthy sexuality

Take Action – Health sexuality Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to […]

A Call to Men & The Man Box

According the A Call to Men, “Healthy, respectful manhood means valuing and respecting women, girls, and LGBQ, Trans, and nonbinary people — and respecting and valuing oneself by striving to live authentically. The practice of healthy manhood is the path out of the ‘Man Box,’ and it is essential to preventing […]

Coaching Boys Into Men

“Using the metaphor about coaching, we work with coaches and athletes on issues about masculinity, healthy masculinities, and social norms to prevent dating violence.”  —Brian O’Connor, Director, Public Education Campaigns & Programs, Futures Without Violence Coaching Boys into Men is an evidence-based violence prevention program that engages athletic coaches with their […]

What are vital documents?

The Federal Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency offers guidance on what constitutes vital documents: “A document will be considered vital if it contains information that is critical for accessing the agency’s program or activities, or is required by law.”  These include, but are not limited to: Complaint, consent, release […]

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Support womens’ and girls’ organizations

Support women’s and girls’ organizations  You may not know that women and girls are at a disadvantage in most societies, including in Latin@ communities. Women suffer much higher rates of domestic violence than men and a much higher percentage of sexual assault (though boys are also victims of sexual assault perpetrated […]

Share your own story

Share your own story  By a recent estimate, more than 15 million children are exposed to domestic violence in their homes in the US. Many others are direct victims of child abuse. Statistically, half of these children are male. That means that there are millions of men in the US (and […]

Be an active bystander

Be an active bystander This takes even more courage than influencing other men because it involves intervening when you see violence or the threat of violence. It is a tricky skill because you should not put yourself or others in harm’s way or respond to violence with more violence.  Being a […]

Be a role model for boys

Be a role model for boys One of the most important roles that all men can play is being a role model to boys (and girls!), whether they are your own children or not. Frankly, the only way that we really can eliminate the problem of violence against women is by […]

Influence other men

Influence other men  This is another action that takes courage, but not the kind of courage that often leads to violence. As a man, you have influence and privilege (whether you want it or know it or not). That means that other men (and women) listen to you. Use this privilege […]