A Call to Men educates men and boys all over the world on healthy, respectful manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents all forms of gender-based violence. Healthy, respectful manhood is also linked to improved physical health and emotional well-being for men. When boys are told not to cry or feel, there are long-term lasting negative effects on their health and relationships. Research by the Harvard School of Public Health found that those who suppress their emotions are one-third more likely to die prematurely than people who regularly express what they are feeling. Issues of rage, anxiety, depression, and unhealthy coping mechanisms can manifest. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate is four times higher in men than in women.
A Call to Men is a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women, girls, and those at the margins of the margins. The organization’s approach is grounded in the social ecological model, advocated by the Centers for Disease Control, as a framework for primary prevention of gender-based violence, and supports the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Goal 5: Gender Equality).
Our work at A Call to Men seeks to address intersectional oppression at its roots. We intentionally look to those at the margins of the margins to articulate their own lived experience and to define solutions that will be effective in their lives. It is our belief that all people benefit when we focus our attention and efforts on historically oppressed groups. This philosophy holds true for any anti-oppression work, whether it be sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, or ageism.
A Call to Men has 20+ years of experience working with and training men and boys, including the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Hockey League, the United States Military, the Department of Justice, the United Nations, corporations, organizations, and educational institutions across the United States and abroad. Follow A Call to Men @acalltomen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin.
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Chief Communications Officer
Videos that tell our story
- A Call to Men Through the Years – 20th Anniversary
- Tony Porter’s highly acclaimed TED Talk
- About A CALL TO MEN
- Healthy Manhood is the Solution
- What is the Man Box?
- A CALL TO MEN’s Live Respect Curriculum
Anyone is welcome to use A Call to Men resources in educational contexts with appropriate attribution.
A Call to Men leadership and trainers are available for interviews and other speaking opportunities to address the following issue areas:
- The Man Box and male socialization
- Healthy manhood
- Gender equity
- Racial equity
- Intersectional oppression
- Community organizing
- Men’s mental health / trauma
- Preventing violence against women and girls
- Preventing violence in LGBQ, Trans, and nonbinary communities
- Preventing violence on college campuses
- Preventing gang violence
- Preventing dating violence and bullying
- Preventing sexual assault in the military
- Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace
- Equity at work
Logos and Headshots
Please use the logo images below to represent A Call to Men.
- Bios and headshots of our team are available here (hi-res images available upon request).
- Horizontal Logo (download full-size PNG)
- Horizontal Logo With Tagline (download full-size PNG)
- Square logo (download full-size PNG)