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 8 weeks, our facilitator guides students through discussion around music and movies, sports culture, online and video games – through a gender lens.
The groups discuss what healthy masculinity means to them and wrap up by planning an experiential or service learning initiative, such as a “baked by boys” bake sale, or even something as simple as cheering on a girls sports team.
Youth may receive up to 15 volunteer hours towards graduation for full participation.
Through engageMENt our male-identified public educator also organizes a team of male community leaders (coaches, teachers, HR staff, etc) through the White Ribbon campaign’s “it starts with you…it stays with him” program.
Interested in being part of engageMENt or engageMENt Jr. or bringing our programs to your school?
Contact Halton Women's Place