By Chad Sniffen on January 25, 2013

V-Day inspiring men to join in One Billion Rising with new video

Still from the Man Prayer /

Earlier today, V-Day’s One Billion Rising campaign released the “Man Prayer” – a moving short film by Tony Strobel. It was inspired by a conversation between V-Day Founder Eve Ensler and His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. As communicated on the V-Day website:

When Eve met His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa at TED India, she was immediately inspired by his commitment to this movement to write a prayer – the Man Prayer. This piece, beautifully brought to life as a short film by Eve Ensler and filmmaker Tony Stroebel, is for all men and we hope all of you will watch it and share it with every man you know.

Positively engaging men in violence prevention efforts is a key prevention strategy. Emotional appeals such as this video are an excellent way to push past cultural and gender-based biases that prevent people from hearing complex prevention messages.

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Chad Keoni Sniffen has been the Information Technology, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault since September of 2006. He provides training and technical assistance on prevention-related topics to California's rape crisis centers and rape prevention programs. He also works on CALCASA's PreventConnect, the MyStrength Campaign, and other CALCASA projects. He is also responsible for maintaining and expanding CALCASA's technological infrastructure and capacity.

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