A CALL TO MENUK is committed to ending Male Violence Against Women and Girls. We aim to do this by having real, positive impact on boys and men in promoting a healthier, happier, more complex concept of 'being a man' than is often offered to them as a model.

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.


A CALL TO MEN UK is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. We recognise that the underlying causes of violence and discrimination against women and girls are rooted in the ways they have been traditionally viewed and valued in our society. Violence is both a cause and consequence of structural inequality between men and women

Our aim is to shift the social norms that negatively impact on our culture and promote a healthier and more respectful definition of manhood. We aim to achieve this by (i) providing men and boys with tools, practical methods and strategies to connect and address these social issues and in doing so (ii) liberate men and boys to play a primary role in the solution to end violence and discrimination against women and girls thereby (iii) creating an equal and just society for all.


A CALL TO MEN UK provides training and education to all including partnership working with schools, colleges, communities and all organisations who work with domestic, sexual and family violence.


Training Coaches to deliver the ‘FreeUp’  (promoting respect, preventing violence) :  programme for boys aged 11-19.


Our powerful half day and full day conferences engage and inspire delegates to take our work forward into their workplace,


We provide training seminars and educational workshops to schools, colleges, universities and all public and 3rd sector agencies/organisations.


A CALL TO MEN UK approaches its core aims of eliminating violence against women and girls (and ultimately, violence per


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View and book all upcoming A Call To Men UK events

‘Why Feminism is Good For Men’

March 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: The University of Bolton Bolton Lancs.

Panel Debate ‘Masculinity in Crisis’ (or similar title tbc!)

March 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: The Watershed Bristol

Training for FreeUP coaches (Phase1)

February 9, 2017 at 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Worcester
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Making Respectful Men: A Call To Educators Bristol #ac2mBristol

March 24, 2017 at 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Place: The Station Bristol BS1 2AG

‘Making Respectful Men’ – A Call To Educators: Exeter

November 25, 2016 at 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Place: Exeter Chiefs Rugby Stadium Conference Centre Sandy Park Exeter Devon EX2 7NN

Breaking The Silence – Bosnia & Beyond

July 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Gloucester Guildhall 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS


June 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: The Bond Company - 180-182 Fazeley Street Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE


Meet the team behind A Call To MenUK

Our Coaches

To date we have trained approximately 60 coaches who deliver our programmes, or whose professional practice is informed by principles covered in our training.

The staff we train are almost always already employed within institutions like schools, colleges, sports clubs, social services, Youth Justice teams - we don't parachute people in for short periods.

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