Engaging Men & Youth Program
Men and boys play a critical role in helping to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Men can choose not to perpetrate acts of violence and challenge those men who do. They can also challenge ideals and attitudes which support violence against women.
In 2011, FUTURES partnered with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to support the Engaging Men & Youth to Prevent Violence Against Women program. As part of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 the Engaging Men Grant Program funds projects that engage men in preventing violence against women and developing mutually respectful, nonviolent relationships. The program supports projects that create public education campaigns and community organizing to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent violence.
As the national technical assistance provider for the program, FUTURES is proud to provide resources and guidance to the grantees across the country doing groundbreaking work in their communities to engage men in the prevention of violence against women.
Through education and outreach the Engaging Men Grant Program aims to develop new male leaders willing to publicly speak and act to oppose violence against women and girls.