Powered by the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, AMEND works to end violence against women by engaging and educating men. The YWCA has extensive experience treating the symptom, but violence against women is truly a man’s problem that desperately needs a cure. When men understand how our culture supports violence, they become a major part of the solution.

Objectives of this training include:

  • Raise awareness about the prevalence of violence against women

  • Uncover subtle ways our society reinforces sexism and objectification

  • Connect the dots between harmful jokes and violent acts

  • Unpack the difference between healthy and unhealthy masculinity

  • Empower attendees with situational examples and strategies to step up and speak out against negative cultural norms

  • Challenge attendees to help create a community that respects and values women and girls