May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Ontario recognizes this month is a time to raise awareness about the devastating impact of sexual assault and focus on the measures being taken to stop violence and support survivors Since the province-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, there have reports of increased incidents of sexual violence across the province against young children and both women and men. Survivors of sexual…
The Male Ally Network is committed to ending gendered violence, through public education, advocacy, community mobilization, community events, and mentorship.
Our vision is a future without violence.
We see a future where men are role models for healthy masculinity, with young men and boys in their lives who seek to emulate those qualities and recreate the definition of what it means to ‘Be a Man’.
We see in the future, men that can not only desist from committing sexual assault and intimate partner violence, but know how and when to intervene as active bystanders when other men are committing that violence and contributing to rape culture.
The Male Ally Network is committed to challenging oppression as a root of much of the violence we witness in today’s society. Our work is coordinated through a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist intersectional framework.
We value individuals as experts in their own lives.
M.A.N. is committed to respecting ourselves, our community, and each other through active listening, community participation and rigorous unlearning.