"Now, more than ever, the cause of women is the cause of mankind."
B. Boutros Ghali
Violence against women is one of the most widespread violations of human rights — one in three women will suffer some form of violence in her lifetime.
Men who hold positions of power in government, non-profit organizations, business, and labor unions can do much to prevent men’s violence against women if they take two critical steps:
Recognize domestic and sexual violence prevention as a leadership issue for men, and
Start to think creatively about how they can push their institutions to address it.
[Men] need to be persuaded that prevention is a widely shared institutional goal, and that it is their responsibility to be as knowledgeable and proactive about these issues as possible.
Jackson Katz, The Macho Paradox: Why some men hurt women and how all men can help
Discovering the Common Core: Practical Frameworks for Change
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Monday, September 8, 2008
Theme: Men's Leadership Forum (Working with Men as Allies to End Violence Against Women)
The international women’s shelter movement needs allies. The good news is that many men recognize domestic violence and abuse is a men’s issue – and they want to make it stop.
When the world’s finest men speak out forcefully against spousal abuse and make it unacceptable for all men, they define strength in a new way. When they take firm action because domestic violence is ‘a men’s issue,’ they become powerful advocates for change.
The morning will begin with a Men’s Leadership Breakfast. Guests will include conference delegates, local and international leaders and men of influence who are joining us to Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence. The day will focus on working with men as valuable partners in achieving women’s rights from different cultural perspectives. Shelter intervention programs and approaches will also be discussed.
Pre Conference Registration
Breakfast with the Guys: World Leaders’ Forum
Keynote: Jackson Katz Stand and Deliver: a new strategy for men in the 21st century (Video)
Power of the Media Remaining silent allows politicians and the public to do the same Presented by Brian Vallee; author of Life with Billy and The War on Women Men's Rights; the phony numbers game; Shelter Workers: the great untapped resource; and Why didn't she leave? - understanding 'the fear' will also be discussed