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What Men Can Do

Men can help stop domestic violence. We are asking for your support to help end violence against women and girls. 

"If women could end violence against women and girls by themselves, they would have done it already".

Tony Porter
Author, educator, activist
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What you can do today

We all have a voice to contribute when it comes to stopping domestic violence in our communities.

Be Part of the Solution

Approach domestic violence as an "everyone's" issue. Anyone can be part of the solution to end intimate partner violence and sexual assault. View men not as possible offenders, but as empowered advocates against domestic violence. 

Speak Up

If a brother, friend, co-worker, or someone you know is abusive to a partner or girls and women in general, don't look the other way. If you feel comfortable doing so, try to talk to him about it. Urge him to seek help. If you don't know what to do or don't feel comfortable confronting the person, consult a trusted individual such as a non-biased friend, family member, or counselor instead. Don't remain silent. 

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Have the courage to look inward. Ask yourself if your actions might inadvertently perpetuate sexism and violence. Try to understand how these attitudes may be hurting women and girls and work toward changing them. If you are or have been emotional, physically, or sexually abusive to women--seek help NOW. Addressing and changing behavior early can create healthy and safe relationships. 

Practice Empathy

If you suspect a woman close to you is being abused or has been sexually assaulted, gently ask if you can help. Be an ally to women who have experienced abuse or assault in the past. Support women based centers like Genesis House financially or by volunteering and join in fundraisers or events that promote putting an end to domestic violence. 

Don't Fund Sexism

Refuse to purchase any magazine, subscribe to any website, listen to any music, or follow any social media accounts that portrays girls and women in sexually degrading or abusive manners. 

If women could end violence against women and girls by themselves, they would have done it already.

Be An Example

Mentor and teach the young men in your life that violence against women and girls is wrong and that violence does not equal strength. Volunteer to work with gender violence prevention programs. Lead by example. 

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