A CALL TO MEN and the New York Women’s Foundation Host Third Training Institute in New York to Educate Men on Healthy, Respectful Manhood and Prevent Violence against All Women and Girls

The two-day event provided advanced training on engaging men and boys
in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NextGenManhood–A CALL TO MEN and The New York Women’s Foundation hosted a two-day
Training Institute in New York on December 5-6, 2016. The Institute
provided advanced training on engaging men and boys in preventing
violence and discrimination against all women and girls, and educating
them on healthy, respectful manhood. Attendees included a diverse mix of
primarily New York-based nonprofits, including The Center for
Anti-Violence Education, Safe Horizon, the New York City Department of
Probation, the African-American Policy Forum and many others. This is
the third Training Institute funded by the New York Women’s Foundation
and led by A CALL TO MEN, a national violence prevention organization.

“The New York Women’s Foundation’s commitment to engaging men is
sparking grassroots change and violence prevention in families, schools
and communities throughout New York,” said Ted Bunch, co-founder of A
CALL TO MEN.

A CALL TO MEN designs the Institutes to deconstruct the collective
socialization of men and give intimate and in-depth education on
healthy, respectful manhood. Research
by the World Health Organization shows that men and boys who adhere to
rigid, traditional notions of gender roles and masculinity are more
likely to report having used violence against a partner.
If men
embrace a healthy, respectful manhood, many social ills – from domestic
violence and sexual assault to bullying and discrimination – would
drastically decrease.

“A CALL TO MEN meets men and women where they are, modeling loving,
respectful and accountable interactions. Our partnership has allowed us
to engage men in our work to end violence against all women and girls,”
said Ana Oliveira, president & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation.
“Attendees gain practical approaches and tools for violence prevention
and heightened self-awareness for immediate impact in their families and
communities.”

Topics covered include: the history of movement building in the United
States, male socialization and its intersection with violence against
women, the intersections of oppression, the politics of accountability,
hope and healing for men, and community organizing.

“The conceptualization of the man box and the ways toxic masculinity
permeate society have further deepened my desire to work with men and
boys in my community and in general,” said Yumnah Syed, youth
empowerment program advocate, Sakhi for South Asian Women.

To learn more or to host a Training Institute in your community, contact
Danielle Erwin at danielle@acalltomen.org.

ABOUT A CALL TO MEN

A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful
manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents
violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many
other social ills. A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization
and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its
intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women
and girls. For more information, visit www.acalltomen.org.
Follow A CALL TO MEN on Facebook and Twitter @acalltomen.

Contacts

A CALL TO MEN
Anna Marie Johnson Teague, 713-858-5423
Chief
Marketing Officer
annamarie@acalltomen.org