- A special interview by Dean Peacock who speaks to three men from Managua about there experiences with violence, as well as their contribution to educating others about ways to prevent violence.
- Violence Against Women Resources
- International Resources
- Prevention Resources
- Community Organizing
- Policy Resources
- Gay/Bi Resources
Men’s Anti-Violence Organizations
Men Against Violence Webring http://www.interactivetheatre.org/mav/ An extensive and inspiring listing of organizations working to end men’s violence acroos the United States.
The Men’s Rape Prevention Project works to prevent rape and other forms of male violence through community education, consulting, research and public action. MRPP works with men by providing them with the resources and opportunities to challenge themselves and others to end sexual violence. http://www.mrpp.org/
Actualized.org: Advanced Personal Development Videos
Men Stopping Violence is a social change organization in Atlanta, GA dedicated to ending men’s violence against women. www.menstoppingviolence.org/
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an organization providing leadership, vision and resources to individuals and groups committed to ending sexual violence. Guided by feminist principles, we address sexual violence in the context of eliminating oppression in all forms. http://www.calcasa.org/
The Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Founded in 1977 by the Rev. Marie M. Fortune, the Center is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. Our goal is to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to serve as a bridge between religious and secular communities. Our emphasis is on education and prevention. http://www.cpsdv.org/
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community provides an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community have the opportunity to articulate their perspective on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community. http://www.dvinstitute.org/
The Family Violence Prevention Fund is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform. www.fvpf.org
Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW)’s Project TAP (Teen Abuse Prevention) is a culturally sensitive violence prevention outreach program that educates teens throughout Los Angeles County. The project seeks to empower local communities through education, support, and counseling networks for a wide variety of teens-from those in “mainstream” middle and high school settings to youth identified as “high risk” for violence, including incarcerated, pregnant/parenting, and homeless youth. http://www.lacaaw.org/home.html
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (In English and Spanish)
Nuestra mission es crear una entidad de coordinación nacional que sirva para fomentar la comprensión, sostener el diálogo, y generar soluciones que nos movilicen hacia la eliminación de la violencia doméstica que afecta a las comunidades latinas, teniendo en consideración lo sagrado en todas las relaciones y comunidades. http://www.dvalianza.com
CANTERA, Managua, Nicaragua has worked for ten years”… in the field of gender. We have kept our concept of gender broad, and our main aim has been to build just and equal relations, both among women and between the sexes, and to work toward a better quality of life. CANTERA runs workshops on gender for men, women and mixed groups and publishes a range of ‘memorias’ (reports) on the subject of gender based on our experiences in the workshops.”http://www.oneworld.org/cantera/gender/index.html
The Commission on Gender Equality, South Africais one of the six State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy called for in the 1996 Constitution. The aim of the Commission, as set out in section 187 of the Constitution, is to promote gender equality and to advise and make recommendations to Parliament or any other legislature with regard to any laws or proposed legislation which affects gender equality and the status of women. http://www.cge.org.za/
Hombres Pro-Feministas http://www.nodo50.org/mujeresred/hombres.htm
OneWorld.Net has a vision of equitable and sustainable distribution of wealth amongst the world’s population, underpinned by global attainment and protection of human rights and by governance structures which permit local communities control over their own affairs.OneWorld is dedicated to harnessing the democratic potential of the internet to promote human rights and sustainable development. www.oneworld.net
Puntos de Encuentros, Managua, Nicaragua es una organización no-gubernamental, sin fines de lucro, fundada en 1991. Puntos es un equipo multi-cultural y multi-disciplinario de mujeres y hombres; adult@s y jóvenes; heterosexuales, bisexuales, lesbianas y homosexuales; de diferentes clases sociales. Contribuimos al desarrollo de Nicaragua, cuestionando las relaciones cotidianas de dominación, subordinación y marginalización. Consideramos que ninguna condición social (edad, sexo, clase social, etnia, preferencia sexual, o discapacidad física o mental) debe ser fuente de discriminación u opresión. También consideramos que estas opresiones están interrelacionadas; las abordamos integralmente para combatir de manera efectiva la injusticia y violencia estructural, y asegurar igualdad de derechos y oportunidades para tod@s. http://www.puntos.org.ni
The UN Men’s Group for Gender Equality works to ensure that “…all United Nations policies, programmes and procedures should further the objective of equality between women and men.”http://www.undp.org/gender/programmes/men/men_ge.html
The Center on Crime, Communities and Culture works to create a better understanding of and support for effective and humane responses to criminal behavior and victimization. The Center seeks to turn the current national debate on crime into an opportunity to reinvigorate basic principles of individual rights and responsibilities, bolster community integrity, and promote social innovation.http://www.soros.org/crime/
The National Mentoring Partnership The Washington DC based National Mentoring Partnership is an advocate for the expansion of mentoring and a resource for mentors and mentoring initiatives nationwide. http://www.mentoring.org/
Prevention Institute is a national non-profit organization established to advocate for prevention. The Institute develops methodology and strategy to strengthen and expand primary prevention practice. Such strategy is essential to save lives and money, reduce individual suffering, and enhance community well-being. www.preventioninstitute.org
The Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners provides violence prevention practitioners with an increasingly global forum for exchange of information and experiences from the field, opportunities for professional development, and dialogue between practitioners, researchers, evaluators and policy-makers to improve the practice of violence prevention in our communities.
Stop Prisoner Rape Project is committed to combating the rape of male and female prisoners and to helping survivors of jailhouse rape. http://www.spr.org/
University of Colorado Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) was founded in 1992 to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. Since that time, the mission has expanded to encompass violence across the life course. http://www.Colorado.EDU/cspv/
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) strives to provide a quick and easy access point to the extensive electronic resources on the topic of violence and abuse available online. http://www.mincava.umn.
Violence Against Women Online Resources provides law, criminal justice, advocacy, and social service professionals with up-to-date information on interventions to stop violence against women. It includes links to many federal funding agencies including the Violence Against Women Office. www.vaw.umn.edu/
Californians for Justice
We are a statewide membership organization working to build power in communities that have been pushed to the margins of the political process. These groups–communities of color, and young and poor people of all colors–represent a new, emerging majority in California. http://www.igc.org/cfj/
Center for Third World Organizing
The Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) links communities of color with organizing skills, political education, and visions of a just society. CTWO seeks to galvanize public support for policies that both advance racial justice and promote equity in the arenas of gender, economics, and sexuality. http://www.ctwo.org/
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world and stands with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. They investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable, challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. http://www.hrw.org/
Transforming Communities: Creating Safety and Justice for Women and Girls.
TC seeks to change the prevailing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that support violence against women as a social and individual norm. To this end, TC supports residents to take action on community issues such as media violence, public accountability for batterers, and equal opportunity. http://www.transformcommunities.org/tctatsite/tabout.html
American Youth Policy Forum
The Center on Fathers, Family and Public Policy. www.cffpp.org
The mission of the Center on Fathers, Families, and Public Policy (CFFPP) is to help create a society in which low-income parents- mothers as well as fathers- are in a position to support their children emotionally, financially, and physically. CFFPP seeks to address the unique barriers affecting low-income fathers, including negative public perceptions and endeavors to foster public policies at every level that promote and contribute to the well being of children, parents, and families.
The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice www.cjcj.org
A private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce society’s reliance on the use of incarceration as a solution to social problems.
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) addresses and prevents hate violence directed at lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons. CUAV also provides services to gay men who are battered by their partners. CUAV offers crisis intervention, short term counseling, advocacy with the criminal justice system, support groups, and a 24 hour CrisisLine and offers speakers for schools and community groups. http://www.xq.com/cuav/
Asian Domestic Violence Collaborative: To help youth and young adults change attitudes towards domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harrassment, sexual assault and villence against girls and women in the Asian/Pacific Islander Communities. http://www.youngaznlife.org/
BlackdotCafe: an artists-owned cooperative and community learning center in Oakland, CA of creative individuals interested in the unfoldment and expansion of consciousness thru the living arts, i.e ritual, theater, emceeing, drumming. dancing, filmmaking. meditation, yoga, beat-making, etc.
blue jean online is a community created and produced by young women from around the world. blue jean online is an alternative to the beauty and glamour web sites and magazines targeting young women, so you will find no beauty tips, fashion spreads, or supermodels on our site.The teen editors and teen correspondents are the driving force of blue jean online. This coalition of diverse young women is dedicated to publishing what young women are thinking, saying, and doing. blue jean online profiles girls and women who are changing the world!
The Global Youth ACTION Network is an international collaboration among youth and youth-serving organizations to share information, resources and solutions. Its purpose is to promote greater youth engagement. The GYAN creates the opportunity for every young person to be heard, leverages their voices to impact national and global agendas and provides tools, recognition and financial support for youth who take positive action to improve our world – community by community http://www.youthlink.org/
Making Waves is dedicated to sharing information with teens about healthy and unhealthy relationships. http://www.mwaves.org/
WireTap: Youth In Pursuit of the Dirty Truth.
WireTap is the independent information source by and for socially conscious youth. We showcase investigative news articles, personal essays and opinions, artwork and activism resources that challenge stereotypes, inspire creativity, foster dialogue and give young people a voice in the media. The WireTap Web portal provides a new generation of writers, artists and activists a space to network, organize and mobilize.
YO! (Youth Outlook) is a monthly newspaper by and about young people, which also syndicates articles to newspapers across the U.S. YO! connects young people with each other and gives adults a window into the constantly changing cultures of youth. YO! is a project of the Pacific News Service (PNS), an international network of writers, scholars and journalists.