The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is working to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault.

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Engaging Men as Allies

News from the Field

October 17: Commentary -- How Society's Addiction to Masculinity Has Led to Sexual Hazing Between Men (TRIGGER WARNING)

October 16: Philadelphia men rally to end family violence

September 10: Male Allies Wanted for Post-2015 Global Agenda

September 3: Commentary -- The Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention Centers

September 2: Commentary -- How Can Men Help Prevent Sexual Assault?

Archive News


PCAR's Training and Technical Assistance Team provides trainings on a wide variety of topics specific to your needs. Please contact us to schedule a training in your area.



Promoting Healthy Masculinity

Prevention, at its core, is about changing social norms and beliefs that make violence acceptable in society. Sexual violence is connected to all forms of oppression, but sexism (or the belief that women and girls are less valuable than men and boys), is one of the strongest forces. Although the anti-sexual violence and feminist movements have done tremendous work and education around sexism and how harmful it is to women and girls, men and boys have not historically been part of this conversation.

* This Technical Assistance Bulletin will offer suggestions and provide resources for agencies looking to engage men as part of sexual violence prevention.

Promoting Healthy Masculinity


Men Against Sexual Violence

Men Against Sexual Violence LogoMen Against Sexual Violence (MASV) is one of the nation's first campaigns that enlists men to work collaboratively with women in the effort to end sexual violence. From its launch in 2001, there have been numerous MASV chapters formed in Pennsylvania. These chapters act as social change agents to achieve a sense of community and responsibility among men and to engage them in the anti-sexual violence movement. Some of their activities around the Commonwealth include recruiting nationally-renowned speakers such as Jackson katz; pledge signings on local campuses; and displays at community events.

To learn more about how to engage men in your area, download the free Toolkit Training Curriculum below or to start a MASV chapter, please contact us.

MASV Toolkit Curriculum


National and International Organizations

XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change.

Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.

Men Stopping Rape, Inc. is a non-profit organization of men working in the Madison community and greater Dane Co. to promote education for men about a topic that historically is viewed as a “women’s issue”: sexual assault.

Men’s Resources International (MRI) helps men around the globe practice and promote a healthy, compassionate, and responsible model of masculinity. Our approach is to identify and support men’s networks in all stages of development, and provide training, coaching, materials, and technical assistance to help these networks grow in size and effectiveness and to connect with other like-minded men's and women's organizations.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape * 125 N. Enola Dr. * Enola, PA 17025 * (717) 728-9740 * (800) 692-7445 * TTY (877) 585-1091

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