Interrupting Violence on Campus: Engaging Men as Allies

According to research from Alan Berkowitz, which was then featured by Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 with the aim of redefining masculinity as part of preventing men’s violence against women, college age men don’t act on their feelings when they see a woman that’s belittled or mistreated, even though 80 percent of them are not comfortable with that type of behavior.

The truth is these men have an extremely important role to play in helping to stop sexual violence on campus. They can start and control discussions about gender constructs, redefine masculinity in the modern era, and practice effective bystander intervention when they come across a bad situation.

In short, men can become allies

So How Can Your School Engage These Men as Allies?

That’s the question we’ve answered in our latest whitepaper: Interrupting Violence on Campus: Engaging Men as Allies. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Numbers and trends that set the context for the sexual violence women and men experience throughout their lifetimes
  • Investigation of current actions being taken at universities and colleges to prevent sexual assault
  • An exploration of masculinity that delves into the mindset of men on campus and the different perspectives they bring to the conversation around sexual violence
  • A roadmap to developing men’s groups on your campus that promote critical awareness of gender issues and bystander intervention
  • Real-world examples of schools like yours that are using men’s groups to promote conversation and thoughtful discussions about gender issues
  • Advice and best practices for creating sustainable engagement at your campus to maintain allyship

If you’re ready to start affecting change on your campus, fill out the form on the right to download a free copy of Interrupting Violence on Campus: Engaging Men as Allies

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