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MN MEN & MASCULINE FOLKS NETWORK

mission

Fostering and creating a hub where men and masculine folks from diverse communities and organizations across Minnesota are connected and moving towards a collective goal of ending gender-based violence.

 

purpose

We believe that for there to be collective impact towards ending gender-based violence in the state of Minnesota, every community must be involved and uplifted. Towards this end, it means that men, masculine and male-identified folks must be engaged as a strategy towards ending gender-based violence. In order to do this, these folks must have a hub where they can learn from each other about promising or evolving practices, lift up community-driven solutions and understand how the issues of gender-based violence manifest in the different communities in Minnesota.

 

Goals

  • Understand how domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence manifest in different communities in Minnesota
  • Sharing promising or evolving practices about engaging men and masculine folks from the different communities
  • Lifting up community-driven solutions and promising or evolving practices to end gender-based violence

 

PARTICIPANTS

  • Men and Masculine Folks
  • Ages 18+
  • Duluth area, Native communities and Twin Cities Metro Area

 

COLLABORATORS

Men As Peacemakers (MAP), MN Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC), and ManForward

 

SPONSORS

Headwaters Foundation, St. Paul and MN Community Foundations, Resonance, MN Dept of Health


CONTACTS

Pheng Thao, Statewide Coordinator

Shinaah Thao, Network Engagement Coordinator