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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 […]

The Mask You Live In

According to The Representation Project, the documentary film, “The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. “Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages […]

Historias de Hombres

The Men’s Story Project (MSP) promotes healthy masculinity and prevention of gender violence.  The program consists of the development of public presentations in which men analyze social norms around masculinity and gender relations through candid stories about their life experiences. The stories cover issues such as paternity, sexuality, substance abuse, and […]

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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 […]

Be an ally of women and girls

Be an ally of women and girls Being an ally to women and girls goes beyond supporting their causes. It is connected with self-reflection because as an ally, you really need to know yourself. It takes a lot of strength to be a good ally, but not the kind of strength […]