What Men Can Do to Stop Violence Against Women

Overwhelming evidence indicates that the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by men against women. However, not all men are perpetrators! In fact, the majority of men have never raped or sexually assaulted anyone.

For decades men have been left out of the equation of violence prevention and the elimination of rape. We know, however, that this issue is not just a “women’s issue.” Sexual violence affects everyone. And it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure the violence stops.

Men play a very crucial role in rape prevention. Here are a few of the ways men can help:

It is important men in our community lead by example, and never disregard, excuse, commit, or remain silent about any violence, and particularly that against women and girls. You can be a role model for other men and boys in our communities if you stand up.