(PRIMARILY RELATED TO ENDING MEN’S VIOLENCE ISSUES)
AMP can in no way make endorsements because we have no means of evaluating effectiveness.
The groups listed below appear to:
- Work significantly with men in proactive ways,
- Have significant knowledge in their areas of expertise,
- Have shown (by their work) that they are likely to continue to “be there”, and
- Be likely to assist others seeking help in a timely manner.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
ADA is a program that specializes in working with men to stop their use of abuse or battering. The purpose of ADA is to end domestic violence and abuse in our community.
Through seminars, workshops and other educational vehicles, A CALL TO MEN challenges men to reconsider their long held beliefs about women, in an effort to create a more just society.
Emerge’s 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.
A Gender Justice Information Network: This site is a public resource for anyone – women, men and young people – committed to gender justice and ending violence against women. (note: this is a website, not an organization – men connected with it are also tied in with: MenEngage [below]).
The Gender Violence Institute has worked with professionals from a variety of disciplines in the criminal justice system, academia, health and human services, sexual assault, and battered women’s programming throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The ManKind Project® conducts challenging and highly rewarding trainings for men at every stage of life. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge.
Statewide: Pennsylvania (Enola)
Men Against Sexual Violence (MASV) is one of the first campaigns that enlists men to work collaboratively with women in the effort to end sexual violence.
Washington, D.C. (and national)
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.
MenEngage members seek to engage men and promote advocacy around a number of key themes where gender directly affects the lives of women and men. These are topic areas in which MenEngage members exchange ideas, will produce joint statements and carry out joint advocacy activities.
The issues are men: 1.) and ending gender-based violence, 2.) sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and HIV/Aids, 3.) and maternal and child health, 4.) fatherhood and caregiving, 5.) conflict and violence between men, 6.) and ending sexual exploitation and trafficking, and 7.) and health.
(NOTE: an ad hoc group is seeking to build an organization covering North America – see Engaging Men and/or contact AMP for assistance in reaching them.)
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
The Men of PEACC program was formed at the University of Louisville to work with the existing PEACC center in counseling survivors of sexual assault, perform seminars about consent and risk reduction, but in my mind, I like to say it was formed to encourage those “good” guys to stand up tall and be more outspoken with other good guys.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The group is open to all students, regardless of gender, and is focused on educating men on issues surrounding sexual and relationship violence.
Statewide: Massachusetts (Boston)
The Men’s Initiative for Jane Doe Inc. (MIJD) 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.
The mission of the Men’s Resource Center for Change is to support men, challenge men’s violence, and develop men’s leadership in ending oppression in ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Men’s Resources International (MRI) helps men around the globe practice and promote a healthy, compassionate, and responsible model of masculinity. MRI provides training and consulting to help organizations of all sizes increase their capacity to engage, serve and mobilize men and boys for violence prevention, gender equality and “positive masculinity.” MRI has conducted programs in Zambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Tanzania, Netherlands, Brazil, Philippines and Nepal, as well as throughout the United States.
MensWork is a collective of men working to educate, mobilize and organize men to prevent all forms of sexual and domestic violence.
Providing Training, Resources and Support to Organizations and Communities Working to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence
The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men.
SAFER empowers students to hold their universities accountable for having strong campus sexual assault policies and programming.
We strive to help men strengthen and reveal their essential nature which is to be loving, caring and sensitive, and to be healthy partners, fathers, role models, and community members. We are a male-positive, pro-feminist, gay-affirmative and anti-racist non-profit society open to men of all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
The Men’s Center provides resources for men seeking to grow in body, mind and spirit, and from that foundation advocates for healthier family and community relationships.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center works with faculty, staff, students and community partners toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of power-based personal violence including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking.
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women (VAW).
XY is 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. (NOTE: Though this is a website, and not a group, its quantity and quality of materials makes it belong within this section.)