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Men Can Stop Rape, Washington DC, USA
Activities '''The Strength Campaign''': In contrast t '''The Strength Campaign''': In contrast to traditional efforts that address men as “the problem", Men Can Stop Rape's pioneering Strength Campaign embraces men as vital allies with the will and character to make healthy choices and foster safe, equitable relationships. Our youth development programming, public education messaging, and leadership training together constitute a unified and comprehensive campaign that has been launched in states and cities around the country. More about their programs can be found [ here]. here].
Address 1003 K Street, NW, Suite 200
City Washington DC  +
ContactEmail  +
ContactNumber 202-265-6530  +
Country United States +
FacebookURL  +
Location 38° 54' 9" N, 77° 1' 34" WLatitude: 38.9025477
Longitude: -77.0261182
MissionAndPurpose Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) is an internation Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. Since its inception in 1997, MCSR has led the call to redefine masculinity and male strength as part of preventing men’s violence against women. Men Can Stop Rape provides agencies, schools, and organizations with direct services for youth, public service messaging, and leadership training. '''Mission''': To mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women. '''Vision''': To institutionalize primary prevention of men’s violence against women through sustained initiatives that generate positive, measurable outcomes in populations throughout the world. <h5>Core Values</h5> ''View Men Positively'': We believe all men have the capacity and desire to play a positive role in creating communities free from violence. As part of this belief, we assert that it is essential to approach men as potential allies rather than only as potential perpetrators. Further, in order for men to have empathy for themselves and women, we all must embrace and be comfortable with the full range of emotion in men that is authentically human. ''Uphold Gender Equity'': We believe that men’s violence against women cannot be prevented without the parallel goal of gender justice. All systems of oppression, including the system of oppression against women and girls, foster cultures of violence. Therefore, men must join with women as allies in creating an equitable and just world for all genders in order to end men’s violence against women. ''Focus on Prevention'': We aim to stop violence before it ever happens by helping men never act in violent or inequitable ways in their treatment of women and each other. Instead of helping women reduce their risk of being victims of men’s violence, we focus on helping men use their strength in positive ways in all of their relationships. ''Practice Non-Violence'': We build on shared strength, not on strength over others. We help men learn healthy ways to express anger and the full range of emotions men are taught to suppress, and to recognize the vital role they play in creating violence-free cultures. ''Challenge Assumptions'': We intentionally bring edginess to the conversation about men’s violence against women in order to challenge long held beliefs about appropriate behavior. We help men and boys to value the uncomfortable and to grow in their self-awareness and attitudes. ''Connect Oppressions'': Our work is not just about real and perceived differences in gender, but it is also deeply connected to racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, religious intolerance, and other oppressions that make everyone vulnerable to victimization. ''Attend to Process'': We believe the journey to learning and decision-making is as important as the chance for men to be understood and to feel safe in working with and embracing new concepts and ideas. ''Act as Role Models and Leaders'': We provide opportunities to model behaviors that give men an alternative to violence. As men develop and maintain positive relationships with women and each other, they model that behavior for their peers. they model that behavior for their peers.
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OrganizationType International NGO (operating in multiple countries)  +
OtherSectorsWorkedIn Sexual Assault  +
SectorsWorkedIn Violence Against Women + , Empowerment +
Summary Men Can Stop Rape provides agencies, schools, and organizations with direct services for youth, public service messaging, and leadership training.
Target Girls and Women +
TwitterURL  +
Volunteer Needs You can donate [ here].
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YearOfFoundation 1997  +
Categories Organization  +
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