Mobilizing Organizations to Engage Men in Violence Prevention
Making a Difference!
Recognizing the need to address sexual violence in our communities, as well as the need to engage men in prevention efforts, the partner organizations of Delaware MEN have come together to develop initiatives to make a difference in their communities. Through Delaware MEN, partner organizations are gaining knowledge and bringing their communities together to engage men to aid in efforts to prevent sexual violence.
The network comes together to share and learn about the most effective ways to engage men in our communities, recognizing that this work can be difficult and it is important to have support and space to discuss our efforts. As a network of campus, military, and community-based organizations, we recognize the importance of coming together to do this work. By engaging the men in each of our communities, we can work to create a culture in which sexual violence is prevented.
Promoting Healthy Masculinity!
Delaware MEN also explores men's roles, not only in taking a stand against violence, but also in redefining traditional manhood and promoting healthy masculinity. In working to engage men to stand against violence, we have to talk about the norms and expectations that keep us from doing so. Delaware MEN works to address the aspects of unhealthy masculinity which hurt everyone, of any gender, in our community, while promoting a healthy masculinity which not only helps to prevent sexual violence, but allows for men to live healthy, full lives.