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Engaging Men and Boys

The Engaging Men and Boys Program supports projects that create educational programming and community organizing to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Examples of projects in this area include:

The Center for Hope and Healing

“Our mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence (specifically sexual violence towards women) through our rape crisis center and by working with men and boys to become advocates in the field. At the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) program, we have worked with their after school programs to discuss topics like consent and lead team-building activities. We have also held group activities and encourage youth to participate and support events like Take Back the Night. Most recently, we did the ‘man box’ activity with our organization’s Youth Leadership Corps and CMAA’s Young Professionals Program.”

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

“We engage African-American men and youth in Palm Beach County to prevent domestic and dating violence through a public education campaign while increasing healthy masculine norms in by impacting changes in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. We’ve been able to begin a conversation about men’s role in ending violence against women to multiple areas within the community throughout Palm Beach County. We increased awareness of the need for men to be involved, thus opening doors to educate in settings for youth, parents and fathers, secondary education, professional training settings and media platforms.”