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