Community Minute: Mobilizing men to create a violence-free culture | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Community

Filed Under:

Community Minute: Mobilizing men to create a violence-free culture

Play associated audio

Men Can Stop Rape is a nonprofit organization which works to mobilize men to use their strength to create cultures free of violence, especially men’s violence against women.

Men Can Stop Rape’s youth development programs are the cornerstone of the organization’s work. Its Men of Strength Club teaches male teens ages 11-18 healthy dating relationship skills and encourages them to show their “strength” in positive ways among their peers. The curriculum has been replicated and implemented in schools throughout the District of Columbia, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New York City, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina. MSCR’s Campus Men of Strength Club engages college men in preventing violence against women, giving participants the tools to model healthy masculinity, conduct peer education, and partner with campus and community groups to help raise awareness. The club has eight chapters in colleges in Washington, D.C., as well as Florida, Hawaii, New York, North Carolina. The organization also creates and distributes public awareness materials targeted to male students in middle and high school and college, and for state and federal agencies. Additionally, MSCR offers training and technical assistance to professionals at rape crisis centers, women’s shelters, state coalitions, the military, and other community-based organizations and institutions.

For more information, contact:
Men Can Stop Rape
1003 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C., 20001
info@mencanstoprape.org

NPR

As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate'

The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
NPR

A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
WAMU 88.5

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Former Gov Defends Relationship With Jonnie Williams

On the stand today, the former Virginia governor defended his relationship with the businessman at the heart of the trial, saying it was appropriate.
NPR

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.