Men Rising is an initiative that grew out of men around the world responding to the call to end violence against ALL women and girls (TRIPTYCH). It recognizes that violence against women can only be addressed by engaging men. Rising events involve men and boys on an unprecedented scale – with men committing to doing everything in their power to be part of the solution to end violence. Throughout V-Day and One Billion Risings’ mass grassroots movement, men have organized, gathered, and mobilized other men to:
Join the struggle to end to violence against ALL women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence)
Encourage their peers to stop the abuse and to speak up about the rights of women and girls
Hold space to reflect and transform their own relationships to male privilege and patriarchy
Treat women with respect, dignity and equality
Commit to bringing attention to the rights of women
Stand and rise for justice and dignity for all women
Rise against all forms of patriarchy
Fight for social justice for all women and girls
V-Day and One Billion Rising have seen groundbreaking, transformative initiatives led and organized by men, serving as an inspiration for other men around the world to be part of the radical shift in consciousness in how women and girls are treated and seen on the community and global level. Men Rising will continue as a dynamic and essential part of the global call to revolution.
Anyone identifying as a man can join the effort.
Here’s what you can do:
Engage with Art to Start a Dialogue Among Your Friends, Peers, and Networks:
Screen and discuss the video of Like a Woman by Ryan Amador
Film your own “Like a Woman” appreciation video:
Invite male friends to share their own personal videos using the hashtag #LikeAWoman on social media. These video and photographic tributes are meant to inspire men to step back and appreciate the women in their lives while also reconsidering what it means to live as a man in our world.
Social media posts and shareable memes
Screen and discuss the video for Dismantle by The Archduke
Watch and discuss the video of Eve Ensler’s piece Man Prayer.
Produce an Event in Your Community:
One Billion RISING: Rise In Solidarity – RISE in your community, for your community
City of Joy: Turn Pain to Power – WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY
Screen the Documentary, Support the Women in DR Congo
LEARN ABOUT THE WORK OF MEN IN THE MOVEMENT-
Following are a series of blogs about Men Rising: