Freedom for the Weekend: Men Can Stop Rape

Well, it’s Friday afternoon, and that means the weekend is almost here! W00t! Perhaps you’re reading this blog because you’re bored at work or school and you’re thinking about what you want to do this weekend. How about spending part of your weekend fighting slavery? Each week I’ll profile a different anti-trafficking nonprofit who you can connect with to help free slaves and prevent slavery around the world. So, spend a couple hours this weekend getting to know this nonprofit through their website, and then get involved!

This Week’s Profile: Men Can Stop Rape

The Bottom Line: Men Can Stop Rape mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. MCSR provides agencies, schools, and organizations with direct services for youth, public service messaging, and leadership training.

What They Do: They primarily focus on creating public awareness campaigns, like the Strength Campaign, and hosting trainings on issues like respect for women, active consent, and healthy relationships. Their work focuses on sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

What Can I Do?: If you’re a man, you can join a local Men of Strength club to participate in their workshops. Or, you can donate to support their work online.  You can also sign up for their e-newsletter to continue to educate yourself about violence against women issues.

Why They Rock: They’ve worked with the U.S. military taking on a daunting task — to reform military culture into one where rape, sexual assault, and violence against women are not tolerated in the slightest.

So now that you’ve got some basic information on Men Can Stop Rape, visit their website this weekend and get involved. And on Monday morning when everyone else is talking about sleeping in and watching TV over the weekend, you can say, “What did I do this weekend? Oh, just the usual — abolition of slavery.”

Do you have a favorite nonprofit you’d like to see featured here? If so, let me know!

Photo credit: DeusXFlorida


Published in: on March 20, 2010 at 10:37 am  Leave a Comment  
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