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1in6 (English and Español) – the mission is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. 1in6 also provides 24/7 online support for men, Santa Clarita, CA.

The Bristlecone Project: Portraits of Male Survivors1in6’s latest awareness initiative, was developed in collaboration with founding Board member, Dr. David Lisak. It is a mosaic of photographs and words that portray the reality and hope of men who were sexually abused as children. It focuses on the present, not the past. Who each man is. What defines him. What is the focus of his life. Each man will be portrayed through a series of photographs, a brief written portrait, and his own voice. The purpose is to portray this reality — who we are now, living meaningful and dignified lives — to the many men who may feel isolated and stigmatized by what happened to them. And to portray this reality to whole communities through the website and public exhibitions, providing positive, hopeful role models of men who have faced their childhood experiences and who learned to live healthier, happier lives. Read Big Voice Pictures' blog posting about this project.


1 is 2 Many Campaign

1 is 2 Many Campaign Releases New Public Service Announcement on Dating Violence, Office of the Vice President, The White House, Washington, DC: June 21, 2012.


Fact sheet

Hollywood's Leading Men Star in Powerful PSA about Sexual Assault, Katie Dries, Jezebel, April 29, 2014.

Watch PSAs 2012 and 2014


A CALL TO MEN – Our vision: to shift norms that define manhood in our culture. Our mission: to galvanize a national movement of men committed to ending all forms of violence against women. Our purpose: to influence change in men's behavior through a re-education and training process that challenges sexism, Rockville Centre, NY.

A CALL TO MEN: Honoring the Next Generation of Manhood, Marianne Schnall, HuffPost, May 31, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

How to Raise a Feminist Son, Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times, June 1, 2017. Copyright © 2017 The New York Times Company.

New Data from A CALL TO MEN's LiveRespect Curriculum Shows Dramatic Shifts in Attitudes and Behaviors that will Prevent Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Bullying in School and Sports, July 25, 2017.


American Men's Studies Association – advances the critical study of men and masculinities by encouraging the development of teaching, research and clinical practice in the field of men’s studies. AMSA provides a forum for teachers, researchers, students, and practitioners to exchange information and to gain support for work on men and masculinities, Ann Arbor, MI.


Berkowitz, Alan David – this site is designed to provide you with an introduction to my work and teaching through articles, interviews, video clips, and examples of workshops and lectures. Topical areas covered include sexual assault prevention, the social norms approach, alcohol and other drug prevention, leadership development, anti-oppression and social justice work, and bringing spirituality into our lives through exposure to perennial wisdom traditions.


Bro Models – is focused on primary prevention and seeks to prevent violence before it starts. As mentors, fathers, brothers, sons, and friends, men and boys have the power to be positive male models and / or Bro Models.


Coaching Boys into Men Coaches Leadership Program, Futures Without Violence – engages athletic coaches through the Coaches Leadership Program to help shape the attitudes and behaviors of young male athletes. It equips coaches with their athletes about respect for women and girls and that violence doesn't equal strength, San Francisco, CA.


The Coexist Initiative – a not for profit synergy of men and boys, community-based organizations with a commitment to eliminate all forms of gender based violence, foster the holistic respect of the rights of minority groups and champion HIV prevention and care in Kenya. Our key focus groups are men and boys though most of our programs are cross-cutting in nature. We directly work with communities by allowing target groups to take a lead in all our activities. We use integrated approaches that are simple, home-grown, participatory, holistic, and ones that reinforce existing work. Our thematic interventions revolve around building competences, awareness raising and information provision, Nairobi, KE.


Dallas Men Against Abuse – it's time for Dallas men to stand up, Dallas, TX.


Delaware MEN: Men's Education Network, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence – part of DCADV's prevention and outreach efforts to engage men, Wilmington, DE.


Emerge Counseling and Education to Stop Domestic Violence – founded in 1977, Emerge was the first abuser education program in the nation. Since its creation, Emerge has been a national leader in working to end violence in intimate relationships. The mission is to eliminate violence in intimate relationships. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual abusers, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to partner violence. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has recently expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men to become more responsible parents, Cambridge, MA.


EngagingMen.net (English and Español) – a public resource for anyone ~ women, men and young people ~ committee to gender justice and ending violence against women. Engagingmen.net is designed for practitioners, policy makers, academics, students and all who are interested in effectively working with women and men in partnership for gender equality and addressing the negative consequences of unequal power relationships. Engagingmen.net has a theoretical focus on men, gender, and masculinities and practical focus on initiatives that encourage boys' and men's involvement and supports of women's empowerment, ending violence, and work towards healthy relationships for all. Engaging boys and men is a strategy that is central to the content of this site, but it is not an end. The goals are gender, equality, peace and justice.


Te Invito Engaging Men to Prevent Violence Toolkit (English and Español), National Latin@ Network –- this toolkit is a collection of resources and materials for individuals and organizations to increase awareness and engage Latino men and boys in preventing domestic violence. Here you will find information about programs that have been documented to work effectively, key cultural considerations, a customizable PSA campaign that organizations can use in their local area, and suggestions for how individuals can become more involved in working to end domestic violence, St. Paul, MN.  Read "FYSB Grantee Invites Men to End Domestic Violence with Te Invito Campaign," June 4, 2014.



Iowa Men's Action Network –- we will eliminate men's violence against women and girls by pursuing knowledge from those most affected by it. As a call to action, we will work to inspire all men of Iowa to partner with women to promote healthy and respectful relationships in their homes, neighborhoods, and the community, to model peaceful and respectful behaviors with each other, and to empower our youth with similar tools and skills necessary to live and expect a lifestyle free from abuse.


Katz, Jackson – is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. He is the co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics, Long Beach, CA.

Kivel, Paul – a violence prevention educator, this website offers you Paul's articles and books, links and exercises, bibliographies and videographies, all to support personal growth, community education, progressive activism, and effective organizing, Oakland, CA.


Male Athletes Against Violence, The University of Maine violence is a way of asserting power, privilege and control. Men perpetrate the majority of violence, and yet this issue is usually framed as a "woman's issue." Change will come when we challenge the social norms and institutions that actively or implicitly condone and promote violence. MAAV is an effort to involve men so that we can being to understand that violence is very much a "man's issue", Orono, ME.


Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign – is a collaboration of men’s outreach projects throughout the state of Massachusetts organizing support from men in their communities for Jane Doe Inc. statewide and its member agencies locally.  Its purposes are to 1) promote men’s role in ending violence, abuse and oppression; 2) link, support and encourage men’s projects to end violence; and 3) build partnership with Jane Doe Inc. through its member organizations, Boston, MA.


Men Against Sexual Violence, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape a forum designed to engage males in actively working together with women to eliminate sexual violence. MASV will ask men to personally pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about sexual violence and to use their resources to support change, Enola, PA.


Men Against Violence Webring (some links on this site are out of date) the sites in the Webring give examples of how men can get involved in the struggle to end rape and sexual assault. Sites are by men and women who recognize that rape and sexual assault are not merely a ‘Woman’s Issue’ but everyone’s issue. Men are perpetrators, survivors, and friends of survivors, and need to get involved.


Men as Peacemakers fosters and develops peacemakers through modeling, mentoring, storytelling and dialogue. Peacemakers stand up and say there is an alternative to violence, and that violence is not acceptable. They help children develop the assets they need positive values, family structure, and role models to grow up healthy. They teach, men and boys, women and girls, new ways of being and doing. Peacemakers resist the sense of powerlessness which violence brings to our community, Duluth, MN.

Men Can Stop Rape – mobilizes male youth to prevent men’s violence against women.  We build young men’s capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity, Washington, DC.

Men Stopping Rape, Inc. – since 1983 has provided a forum for men who are interested in ending violence in their community and in their own lives. We provide workshops and trainings on sexual assault, dating violence, masculinity, homophobia, and rape culture from the perspective that since men statistically have perpetrated the vast number of acts of violence in our culture, they must be involved in its eradication, Madison, WI.

Men Stopping Violence – founded in 1982 based on the premise that men can work together with women to end men's violence against women. When MSV opened its doors, there was little being done to change the behavior of men who battered women. Over the years, MSV's methodology was carefully developed, tested, reviewed, and refined. This careful approach has established Men Stopping Violence as a national leader in the field of ending men's violence against women. While Men Stopping Violence works with individual men who batter, we are a social change organization. We know that lasting change involves challenging and changing the social norms and institutions that actively or implicitly condone and promote violence against women, Decatur, GA.


Men’s Nonviolence Project, Texas Council on Family Violence – focuses on men’s violence towards women, Austin, TX.


A Men’s Project – web resources for men ~ respecting others & ourselves. Read Blog.


Men’s Resource Center for Change – the mission is to support men, challenge men’s violence, and develop men’s leadership in ending oppression in our lives, our families, and our communities, Amherst, MA.

Men’s Resources International – promoting positive masculinity and ending men’s violence. Their approach is to support the development of men’s programs in diverse communities, and build a global network of these organizations working in alliance with women to prevent violence and promote peace, Springfield, MA.


The Men's Story Project – a new public performance and community dialogue project that explores social ideas about masculinity, using the arts as a medium for community-building and social change. It aims to highlight men's stories that are less often heard; to break silence on issues including sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism and violence ~ and ways in which these are often intertwined with masculinities; to celebrate men's beauty and humanness; and to stimulate active discussion on what being a man is all about. The ultimate goal of this replicable project is to help increase the presence of genuine self-expression, peace, health and justice in communities, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.


MenEngage – we are a global alliance made up of dozens of country networks spread across many regions of the world, hundreds of non-governmental organizations, as well as UN partners. MenEngage members work collectively and individually toward advancing gender justice, human rights and social justice to achieve a world in which all can enjoy healthy, fulfilling and equitable relationships and their full potential. Through our country-level and regional networks, MenEngage seeks to provide a collective voice on the need to engage men and boys in gender equality, to build and improve the field of practice around engaging men in achieving gender justice, and advocating before policymakers at the local, national, regional and international levels.



menSPEAKup – founded at Harvard, addresses the lack of men in the gender equality movement. Our method: social enterprise powered by men who believe in sexual respect. Our goal: empower men to advocate for gender equality, Cambridge, MA.

MensWork – offers educational programs throughout the community. Our educational programs focus on defining sexual and domestic violence as "men's issues," and then examine ways for men to be involved, Louisville, KY.

Annual Reports ~ 2011 and 2012

MensWork group joins Centers for Women and Families, WDRB-TV, Louisville, KY: August 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 WDRB News.


Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program co-created by Jackson Katz at Northeastern University in 1993, is a leadership program focused on preventing all forms of men's violence against women. The multi-racial, gender MVP Program is the first large-scale attempt to enlist high school, collegiate and professional athletes in the fight against this violence. The MVP Program men and women to work together in preventing men's violence against women. MVP was a paradigm-shifter in 1993 by introducing bystander intervention to the domestic and sexual violence prevention education field. The MVP bystander approach does not involve finger pointing, nor does it blame participants for the widespread problems of gender violence. Instead, it sounds a positive call for proactive, preventative behavior, and leadership. MVP National is presented in partnership by Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, University of Central Florida.


Minnesota Men's Action Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual & Domestic Violence initiated by the Minnesota Department of Health to build a public / private prevention effort that promotes male leadership. To this end, a collaborative effort between the MDH, Men as Peacemakers and the Gender Violence Institute has been created to develop a network of men and male leaders involved in primary prevention practices.

Clean Hotels Initiative – we are asking that businesses, public/private organizations, and municipalities modify their meeting facility policy to clarify that meetings and conferences will be held in facilities that do not offer in-room adult pay-per-view pornography, and that travel policies be amended to reimburse employees' lodging costs only when staying at hotels that do not offer in-room adult pay-per-view pornography.


Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention – a research collaboration between the social work programs at the University of Michigan, the University of Kansas and the University of Washington, Tacoma. Founded in 2008, the mission of the Global Research Program on Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention is to develop effective strategies with men to create respectful relationships and prevent childhood exposure to family violence. This project will examine early prevention strategies to engage new fathers and non-violent men in preventing violence against women and children, Tacoma, WA. Note: NCDSV Board Treasurer, Rus Funk, is a member of MMVP's Global Advisory Council.


My Pivots: A Blog – exploring the topics of masculinity, men in the family movement and the engagement of men as active members of the family violence movement.


MyStrength.org, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault – this campaign centers on the theme of “My Strength is Not for Hurting,” and is designed to raise awareness of sexual violence among youth and highlight the vital role that young men can play in fostering healthy, safe relationships, Sacramento, CA.


National Compadres Network is a national effort who focus is the reinforcement of the positive involvement of Latino males in the lives of their families, communities and society. As a non-profit since its inception, NCN has focused its efforts on the healing, developing and reinforcing of Latino boys and men based through the development of "circulos" (extended kinship networks). As a result of the overwhelming need locally and nationally, the National Latino Fatherhood & Family Institute (NLFFI) was launched. NLFFI serves as NCN's policy, advocacy and training arm to assist national and community organizations develop and implement programs that resonate with Latino families and communities. The NCN-NLFFI partnership facilitates trainings and provision of technical assistance that highlight services and interventions that better serve Latino youth, men and families, San Jose, CA.


No To Violence ~ Male Family Violence Prevention Association – our principles: men's violence is unacceptable; we are pro-feminist; individual change is not enough; we are accountable to women and children; and men need help to change, Victoria, AU.


Ohio Men's Action Network the brain child of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. When they came together they defined OHMAN as: " a network of men and women, as individuals and as representatives of local and state organizations, working to engage men and boys in efforts to prevent sexual violence; sexual exploitation; domestic, intimate partner, family and relationship violence and to promote equitable, nonviolent relationships and a culture free of oppression. We seek to create and support communities where all people can live free of violence within their relationships, and share in their commitment to respect, safety, and equality," Columbus, OH.


One in Four dedicated to prevent rape by the thoughtful application of theory and research to rape prevention programming. One in Four provides presentations, training, and technical assistance to men and women, with a focus on all-male programming targeted toward colleges, high schools, the military, and local community organizations. We also serve as an umbrella organizaiton and support system for all-male sexual assault peer education groups who call themselves "One in Four" chapters. We distribute educational videos to organizations nationwide. In addition, we sponsor the "One in Four" national tour, whereby professional peer-educators travel nationwide to present rape prevention programs to boys and men, New London, CT.


One in Four, University of Virginia Chapter an all-male sexual assault peer education group, Charlottesville, VA.

Responsible Men an organization dedicated to engaging and mobilizing men to end men's sexism and violence against women.


Rus Funk Consulting (NCDSV Board member) –- organizer and trainer for social, gender, sexual and racial justice, Louisville, KY. Read blog.


South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse will serve as a resource and referral centre, providing information, support and training for victims, affected individuals and organisations in a safe, non-judgmental structure. In addition, we will act as an advocacy group for non-offending male rape and abuse survivors to create awareness and understanding that will change societal attitudes and structures, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, ZA.


Teach Early a partnership between national nonprofit Futures Without Violence and the Ad Council. A conversation can change a life. Help stop violence before it starts. Get conversation starters and tips for talking to boys about healthy relationships and respect for women.


White Ribbon Campaignthe world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Starting in 1991, we asked men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon has spread to over 60 countries around the world. We work to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence. Our vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. We believe that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people, Toronto, ON, CA.

White Ribbon Announces New Leadership, July 19, 2017.

XY: Men, Masculinities and Gender Politics – a website focused on men, masculinities and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. XY is a forum for debate and discussion, including commentary on contemporary and emerging issues in gender and social politics; a resource library or clearinghouse for key reports, manuals, and articles; and a toolkit for activism, personal transformation and social change.


Voice Male Magazine – 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 cataloguing the damaging effects of men’s isolation and violence. Think of it as a tool to assist men and boys navigating their passage to an engaged understanding of manhood and masculinities, Amherst, MA.

Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men's Movement, Rob A. Okun, Interlink Pub Group, February 3, 2014.

Voices of Men – a one-man play working to end men's violence against women, Maynard, MA.



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