In response to Sarah Everard's murder, the outpouring of grief and anger, and the sheer numbers of women to disclose harassment and sexual violence, there has been a massive growth in interest in how men can be involved in preventing gender based violence. More people have applied to be trained as community allies in 4 days than over the past 3 years and many schools, universities and workplaces reached out to us for the first time.
We want to meet this public need and we want to make sure that men have the guidance so that they can effectively contribute to ending men's violence against women. Together we can ensure that this moment can be sustained, and lead to long term, deep change.
We are focusing on 3 areas, with this, community focused fundraising, going towards point 1:
1. Training male allies using an adaptation of our volunteer training program. We're offering a full-day training deep dive into masculinity, and the part they play in a system that perpetuates oppression & results in VAWG.
We have been training men, giving them spaces to do deep explorative work on their values, masculinity, gender justice, structures of oppression, and equipping them with a framework of allyship that they can apply to their own lives and in their own circles. Now it's time to reach more men.
2. Fund our Schools project 2.0. Education needs to begin with young men and boys. We've been doing this work for 8 years, and are partnering with a leading international research/program design organisation to develop additional sessions. We want to fully fund all state schools who would like to do our Teacher Training & Pupil workshops, and subsidise all independent schools.
3. Prepare universities for the return to campuses. After 18 months without in person socialising, we want to make sure that universities, staff and students are prepared for return to campus life. We want to train over 250 student leaders, who can then work with their teams to reach up to 100,000 students, and to run workshops with 200 sports clubs, covering issues of sex, healthy relations, mental wellbeing, team culture, inclusion, bullying and tackling discrimination.
£10 = 1 student in a schools workshop
£20 = 1 student in a 3 workshop schools programme
£50 = 1 community ally trained
£80 = 1 student leader trained and supported for university
£100 = 1 volunteer facilitator trained and supported to work with 60+ boys per year
£200 = Team Talk workshop for university club
£500 = 20 teachers trained to implement our approaches in their school
£1000 = Group of 20 student leaders trained and supported in writing and implementing an inclusive cultures action and listening plan for their club
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