GOALS & OBJECTIVES
- To broaden the understanding and awareness of violence in our community with the support of male advocates.
- By providing educational opportunities such as workshops and seminars, screenings and public speakers.
- By using social media to share relevant and informative articles.
- To stop violence before it starts by acknowledging our roles as bystanders.
- By speaking out against violence.
- By confronting the language and actions of others around us.
- By questioning our own attitudes and behaviours.
- To reduce the prevalence of violence in social environments.
- By providing opportunities such as training, workshops, seminars, panel discussions and presentations that address violence as in issue.
- By challenging social norms surrounding masculinity through education, social media and advocacy.
The Man Up Against Violence project endeavours to host a week-long series of events and activities biannually during the last week of October and the last week in March at the University of Regina to address the prevalent issue of violence in Saskatchewan. Participation in this project comes from:
- a variety of areas within the University of Regina including:
- The President’s Office
- First Nations University of Canada
- UofR KHS Student Society
- The UofR Women’s Centre
- The Aboriginal Student Center
- Our many Faculties
- This is in conjunction with:
- The Ministry of Social Services, Status of Women Office
- Ministry of Justice
- The Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport
We have local, provincial and national community organizations such as the White Ribbon Campaign, along with a variety of community sport orgs already actively involved and the interest keeps growing!