Understanding Male Involvement
Because males commit the majority of sexual violence, they can be an influential group to help generate change. Male allies can help enhance the following areas:
- Messages that might resonate with men;
- Non-violent alternatives that can help re-define masculinity;
- Components of healthy relationships; and
- Reduce the silence among victimized men.
Engaging college and university men in preventing sexual violence can be challenging. However, it is possible to launch a program that can appeal to the male student population.
Male Involvement On Indiana Campuses
Male Involvement On Other Campuses
Other Online Resources
Buelow, R., (2009, November). Beyond Best Practices. Presented at The First National Conference for Campus-Based Men’s Gender Equality and Anti-Violence Groups, Collegeville, Minnesota.(Contains information for campus-based men’s groups from recruiting members and structuring the organization, to programmatic focus, member motivation, and group accountability).