Our mission is to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women.
by Walter M., MCSR Intern
Have you ever imagined a community where violence is not the answer? Or how about a community where men and women are no longer mistreated? Or sexually abused? Well say no more my friend. It’s time to change from awareness to action.
The Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP) is calling all men and women together to focus specifically on the benefits of healthy masculinity. HMAP is a two-year national project that will build the capacity of diverse communities across the country to spread the message of healthy, non-violent masculinity. HMAP holds the key to preventing sexual and domestic violence against women, girls and even men.
Through my own experiences, I knew a man who was always the dominant one in his family. He was aggressive and verbally abusive towards his wife and kids. Looking back at my experiences, I wish he was enstilled with the values of healthy masculinity as a child. It could’ve prevented a lot of heart aches and pain. That’s why I support HMAP because healthy masculinity prevents domestic violence. I believe HMAP will help establish the stepping stones and will provide great resource on creating healthy, non-violent masculinity for a better future.
This fall, the HMAP Summit will be the first step in jumpstarting this great project on October 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Instead of conventional workshops and presentations, this Summit consists entirely of conversations that move from awareness to action. The HMAP Summit will encourage everyone to talk with everyone else and ask questions about healthy masculinity. We are hoping that we are able to engage as much voices as we can. Visit our HMAP Summit Website.
Our many National Partners, Allies, and supporters are essential to this project. We have National Partners that are collaborating to support HMAP: Men Can Stop Rape, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Men Stopping Violence, Women of Color Network, and A Call to Men. We also have many HMAP Allies working with us to support this movement. We need as much support as we can for the Healthy Masculinity Action Project. Show you support HMAP and Register today.