Over the past six years, Battered Women’s Support Services has been pro actively working with men to urge men to own their role in ending violence against women.
The work has evolved where we have been implementing violence prevention actions that have included:
1. Social Media & Marketing
2. Internet Strategies
3. Workshops & Education
4. Cultural Events
5. Fundraising Activities
Our work has centred around recognizing that men relate to the issue of violence against girls and women in four interconnected & intersecting ways:
1. Men Who Use Power and Control in their relationships and interactions with girls and women (including physical and sexual violence)
2. Men Who Are Silent By-Standers
3. Men Who Are “Good Guys”
During National Crime Victim’s Awareness Week – April 10 – 17, BWSS will feature social media and web-based actions to further define these concepts while seeking engagement of men in being part of the solution.
Join us on Facebook to learn more or follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/endingviolence
Please see the attached articles by men about owning the role to end violence against girls and women:
Health and Masculinity: Is Manhood Killing Us? By Tom Matlack
Spring Is No Excuse For Street Harassment By Hugo Schwyzer