A CALL TO MEN UK believes that preventing violence against women and girls is primarily the responsibility of men. We re-educate through trainings, workshops, presentations, school projects and community initiatives. Given the tools and strategies, men and boys can become involved in this crucial work – learning how to be effective and make a difference in simple and practical ways – which add up to powerful social change. Our education is not filling the pail but lighting the fire.
What we do
Who we are
A CALL TO MEN UK believes that preventing domestic and sexual violence is ultimately the responsibility of men – well-meaning men who for the most part don't see themselves as part of the problem – need to get involved, and become part of the solution.
A CALL TO MEN UK is committed to the creation of a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. We recognise that the underlying causes of violence and discrimination against women and girls are rooted in the ways women and girls have been traditionally viewed and treated in our society. Our aim is to shift the social norms that negatively impact our culture and promote a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood and masculinity.
We achieve this by (i) providing men and boys with tools, practical methods and strategies to connect and address these social issues and in doing so (ii) liberate men and boys to play a primary role in the solution to end violence and discrimination against women and girls thereby (iii) creating an equal and just society for all.
A CALL TO MEN UK provides training and education to all.
We actively seek partnership working with schools, colleges, communities and all organisations who work with domestic, sexual and family violence, in order to end all forms of violence against women and girls. We provide men, boys and the women who share their lives with the understanding and tools to create sustainable change.
One of the tools is the MANBOX – a conceptual understanding of the unspoken rules for ‘being a man’ - the mentality, behaviours and restrictions that many men and boys are socialised to conform to. Awareness of such rules provides the choice to abide by them or not. We strongly believe that the liberation of men is directly tied to the liberation of women.
A CALL TO MEN UK initiatives include:
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Kay is an educator, trainer and advocate who has been working within the domestic abuse arena for over 10 years. Kay is highly regarded by practitioners from all sectors for her professionals' training. She is widely recognised for her work with survivors and continues to deliver recovery programmes to women in her home county of Worcestershire. Indeed, it was her understanding of the lived experience of survivors that led her to become the visionary behind
A CALL TO MEN UK . As Founder of A CALL TO MEN UK
she shares, along with her fellow Directors, the conviction that women’s voices must be heard in any primary prevention efforts. This conviction ensures that
A CALL TO MEN UK will continue to remain accountable to those they serve.
Anne's passion to end violence against women and girls has resulted in an extremely successful career spanning over 30 years. She has worked extensively in the criminal justice arena and in 2006 received an international Criminal Justice award in recognition of her efforts. Anne's experience and expertise make her a highly respected and much sought after trainer and consultant. Anne is the first and only Duluth curriculum trainer in this country and author of 'Becoming Respectful'- a 1-1 or group work programme for men who abuse. Anne is founder member of 4 charities including the Devon Rape Crisis Service of which she is a trustee.
Michael has worked in formal and informal educational settings in UK and Europe for nearly twenty years. In addition to his full-time work for an educational charity, his voluntary contribution to A CALL TO MEN UK includes: networking with allies, collating multi-media learning resources for CH&RM coaches to use and representing
A CALL TO MEN UK at conferences and meetings across educational phases. Michael is also one of our Healthy & Respectful Masculinity Coaches, currently delivering to students in Worcestershire.
“I feel the training challenged my own preconceptions and made me question my own attitudes/beliefs. Enlightening, thought provoking and inspiring”
Julie Morgen, Head of Yr 7, King Charles School, Worcestershire
“Great to hear this new approach-please, please can we have some more. It is essential to break the cycles which collude with abuse. We’re required to do lots of group work as part of our role. Wouldn’t it be great to see this rolled out to our client groups!”
Lynne Carline, Shropshire Housing Associaltion
“I found this workshop extremely educational and constructive and would like to feel it could impact on other people the same way.”
Callum Yorke Shropshire Council-Safeguarding
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We provide training seminars and educational workshops to schools, colleges, universities and all public and 3rd sector agencies/organisations interested in our work.
We believe that participation and involvement of staff/students increases the sense of ownership and empowerment, and facilitates the development of organisations and individuals. Our workshops and seminars inspire delegates to create initiatives, plans, process and actions to achieve both organisational and personal aims. Our workshops can be stand alone or integrated into regular team meetings. Both our seminars and workshops are designed to be participative and encourage the participants to consider and reflect on their own responsibility and that of their organisation in preventing violence against women and girls.
COACHING HEALTHY & RESPECTFUL MASCULINITY PROGRAMME (CH&RM) INITAITIVE
The purpose of this initiative is to train staff from schools/organisations to deliver our 8 week educational schools programme within their setting. This comprehensive training is delivered as 2 x 2 consecutive days and can be facilitated throughout the UK.
The CH&RM programme has been developed for boys and young men aged 11-19 years and is designed to promote healthy and respectful relationships alongside activating student leadership in preventing teenage relationship abuse, sexual assault and bullying.
Our powerful half day and full day conferences engage and inspire delegates to take our work forward into their workplace, family and the wider community. We are also pleased to offer keynote speakers for your own event.
At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other.
His solution: Break free of the "man box."