Not all men are part of the problem.
All men can be part of the solution.
Gender-based violence has been perceived as a "women’s issue" for too long.
engageMENt is our program for boys and men, created to encourage our male allies to participate in conversation and action to end gender-based violence.
It’s overdue that we engage boys and men as leaders in violence prevention.
Our pilot engageMENt program rolled out in high schools in the fall of 2017-18.
Over one hour a week for 4 weeks, our facilitator guides students through discussion around music and movies, sports culture, online and video games – through a gender lens.
In addition we offer additional presentations that expand upon the discussions the students participated in. These offer an opportunity for students to consolidate and deepen the knowledge, skill and ideas that they gained during the initial 4 weeks.
The groups discuss what healthy masculinity means to them and explore ways that they can help end gender based violence. We promote young men taking a leadership role and taking action. We all have a part to play.
Interested in being part of engageMENt or engageMENt Jr. or bringing our programs to your school?
Contact Halton Women's Place