A CALL TO MEN UK believes that a key part of preventing domestic and sexual violence - which is overwhelmingly directed at women and girls - is men starting to critically challenge the way we are socialised as men.
Well-meaning men, who for the most part don't see themselves as part of the problem, need to get informed, get involved, and become part of the solution.
We provide men and boys with the understanding and tools to create sustainable change in the way they - and the society of which they are part - treat women and girls.
One of the tools is the MANBOX – a conceptual understanding of the unspoken rules for ‘being a man’ - the mentality, behaviours and restrictions to which many men and boys are socialised to conform. Awareness of such rules implies a conscious choice to abide by them or not. Our focus is on men taking responsibility for male behaviour, critically reflecting on it and striving to change it for the better.
Ultimately we believe that there are huge benefits for men in supporting work aimed at the liberation of women.