Statistically, men are the greatest perpetrators of violence, regardless of the victim or survivor’s gender. This is supported by statistics from Statistics Canada that reported in 2016, 75% of homicide victims and 86% of homicide accused were male. These findings have remained relatively stable over the past 11 years for homicide victims and since the beginning of collection in 1961 for homicide accused. In addition, “data from the United States for the period 1980 to 2008, for example, shows that men were responsible for 90% of the murders committed during that period. Like Canada, men are also the major victims of violent crime at 77%.
SAVIS’S Male Ally Network (M.A.N) recognizes that the responsibility for stopping sexual violence, intimate partner violence, assault, street harassment and homicide lie not with the survivors and victims, but on the perpetrators. While most perpetrators of violence are men, most men are not perpetrators of violence. To this end, M.A.N. seeks to engage men and boys to utilize their privilege as males to engage other men and boys in the conversation around consent, privilege, and healthy masculinity.
A look at Gender-based Violence in Canada
Allyship 101 is an introductory to oppression, privilege, and the role of the ally.
M.A.N. seeks to engage men, boys and individuals who identify as males to end gender-based violence, and to advocate the role that they can play in counteracting the culture of violence that exists in Halton and eventually wider Canada.
Rape Culture in the 21st Century – Much like calling out, the goal of calling in is to change a problematic behaviour. Calling in can be useful to avoid making others feel ostracized, and is a personable approach
A school talk presented by Walter Henry the Male Ally Coordinator
A presentation for parents
A high school talk presented by Walter Henry the Male Ally Coordinator
Laws, Sentencing, Consent, Impact & Warning Signs
A presentation for take back the night 2016
Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including social exclusion, sex discrimination, hostility, androcentrism, patriarchy, ideas of male privilege, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification.
- Understanding misogyny in Canadian culture; how it harms boys and girls
- Identifying the importance of consent in any relationship
- Recognizing male privilege within school and social structures
- Exploring emotional literacy, and accepting one’s own emotions
- Practicing healthy masculinity; and recognizing when a choice is not healthy
- Promoting healthy competition through sportsmanship and positive peer encouragers