I see working with men to end gender violence as a series of “a-ha” moments. Creating opportunities for men and boys to recognize how our beliefs, behaviors, and actions support a culture with epidemic levels of men’s violence, even if we don’t directly commit overt violence ourselves. A-ha moments are necessary because as men we are socialized to not see this as an issue that affects us, that is important to us. But it is.
All of us - and especially us as men - can and must do better to change our communities and cultures to end this violence which touches us all.