Men As Peacemakers is a Duluth-based organization which grew out of a grassroots response from the community to a series of domestic murders in the 1990s. Through a mentoring program, community education in the prevention of sexual and domestic violence, and support for restorative practices to repair the damage caused by crime and violence, MAP works to engage men in taking responsibility to end violence against women.
Jackson Katz is a national educator, lecturer and author who advocates proactive prevention programs against domestic violence. Focusing primarily on ending male violence against women, Katz’s website contains an extensive list of online resources in gender violence.
The “Silent Witnesses campaign is an exhibition that features red paper silhouettes of women who were killed by their husbands. They stand in a semi-circle and each bears a name, age and how they were killed. Red candles flicker as members of a non-governmental association, Rosa, stand in silent vigil. First launched in 1990 in Minnesota, the Silent Witnesses campaign is a way of letting the public know what goes on behind many closed doors, and that physical abuse sometimes ends in death. In November of 2005, it was unveiled in the Czech Republic in an effort to pressure the Parliament to pass legislation allowing a woman to expel the abuser from his own house, giving her time to get out of an abusive relationship. From, “Silent Witnesses Bring Awareness of Domestic Violence” Daniela Lazarova, Czech Radio 7, Radio Prague (25 November, 2005).
See the 2008 United Nations expert group report entitled "Good practices in legislation on violence against women" ,section 5, on prevention of violence against women, including awareness-raising and educational curricula. For the Russian version of the recommendations of "Good practices in legislation on violence against women," click here.
For a list of research and reports on lobbying and community education, click here.
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