Men Against Violence was founded on the idea that men must be role models in society and hold other men accountable for their behavior. For too long, rape and sexual assault have been pigeonholed as “women’s issues” when in fact MEN commit the vast majority of these crimes.

MAV believes that men just hear some things better from other men. We are a group of men committed to spreading our message to average men, from average men. This has gone on too long, gentlemen, and as men, we are in a terrific position to stop rape. It is not enough to say, “Well I don’t rape women, so this isn’t my problem.” It is your problem. Every woman in the world is someone’s daughter, possibly a sister or mother. Think of your own family. It is our responsibility to end violence against women.