By Ashley Maier on November 20, 2012

Promoting healthy masculinity: A strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
(2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern)

Word cloud from healthy masculinity brainstorm during the web conference

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In October 2012, 200 people gathered at the Healthy Masculinity Summit to kick off the Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP). The Summit organizers based the event entirely on storytelling and conversations. This web conference will extend the healthy conversations initiated at the Summit and explore how promoting healthy masculinity is an important strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence. Join other PreventConnect community members as we consider questions such as “What is healthy masculinity?” and “How can healthy masculinity strengthen prevention efforts?”

I support Healthy Masculinity Action ProjectLearn more about the Healthy Masculinity Action Project in this podcast with the organizing partners sharing their impressions of the Healthy Masculinity Summit held in October 2012. The discussion includes Neil Irvin, Executive Director of Men Can Stop Rape, Anne Menard, Executive Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Eesha Pandit, Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, Joe Ehrmann, Founder and President of Coach for America and Tonya Lovelace, Director of Women of Color Network.

Host: David Lee, CALCASA, PreventConnect

Pat McGann

Pat McGann

Conversation Starters: 



  • Slides [PDF]
  • Text Chat [PDF]

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives:

  1. Tonya Turner

    Tonya Turner

    Use storytelling as a conversation-starter about healthy masculinity.

  2. Explain how healthy masculinity can be used as a strategy in the prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
  3. Identify at least one way in which healthy masculinity can be incorporated into prevention work.

What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online presentation by watching a slides on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing the presenters through your telephone. Our web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in an online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides and listen to the presentation on your telephone.


Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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HopeBegins (@HopeBegins1) February 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Thanks for your efforts to raise awarenss of issues of IPV and the recognition of the positive role of redefining masculinity can play in reducing violence. HopeBegins is working to bring the same message to men and boys around Long Island, NY. Join us on Facebook and Twitter and let’s work together on this troubling problem


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