2011 BrotherPeace Award: Dr. Margaret Baldwin

The Ending Men’s Violence Network of NOMAS addresses all forms of violence by men, particularly in the context of patriarchal privilege and sexism. The EMV-Net has been especially active in working against domestic abuse, but also addresses sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault, and the abuse of women in prostitution, and pornography.
 
The EMV-Net periodically awards its National BrotherPeace Award to an individual who has made significant lifetime achievements in combating Men’s Violence, or whose current work strongly exemplifies the principles of NOMAS and the Ending Men’s Violence Network.

The Importance of Using Accountable Language

by Phyllis B. Frank and Barry Goldstein

This article was conceived because of the frequency with which leaders of our movement and presenters at conferences use unaccountable language in our presentations and proposals, even as they deeply care about ending men’s violence against women and have devoted their lives to helping women partnered with abusive men.

Video records NOMAS-Boston supply drive for DV shelters

NOMAS Boston, the Boston Chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, holds their annual supply drive for local domestic violence shelters.  Putting together a wish list of items needed by the shelters, the coordinated effort entailed setting up stations in front of grocery and department stores to collect donated items and create teachable moments for the community.

Watch the YOUTUBE.com video by clicking here.

New Brocure: for Men and other Support People during Her Abortion Process

After a lengthy review process, The Feminist Women's Health Center, in conjunction with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, are proud to announce the debut of a brochure entitled "for Men and other Support People during Her Abortion Process".  The brochure addresses the need for comprehensive education and sensitive rendering of the challenges faced by males and other supportive parties bringing a woman into health-care settings for an abortion.

Want To Be A Good Dad? Support Mom And Avoid Father’s Rights Groups

By Trish Wilson
Reprinted with permission of the author

Over the past decade, fatherhood has been all the rage and dads are naturally the talk of pundits on Father’s Day. So let’s say you’re a divorcing dad and you’re having trouble coping. You look for help on the internet and discover the father’s rights movement.

Be warned – avoid father’s rights groups like the plague.

A Request to Men's Organizations and Allies for Support of Protective Child Custody (with Spanish & French Translations)

From the NOMAS Child Custody Task Group

Male supremacist groups (“Father’s Rights”) have caused unspeakable harm to our country and to our children by encouraging abusive fathers, often with little past involvement with their children, to seek custody as a tactic to pressure a mother to return or to punish her for leaving.

NOMAS Endorses the NY Model for Batterer Programs

After years of exploring a wide range of batterer program models, the National Council of NOMAS has given its full support to the New York Model for Batterer Programs (www.nymbp.org). This model was determined to be most in keeping with NOMAS principles and beliefs about sexism, domestic violence and batterer programs.

Batterer programs, created in the mid 70's, were originally designed to "treat" offenders.

What Batterer Programs Can Do Demonstrably and Reliably with All Men Ordered by the Courts

By Phyllis B. Frank, , Director, VCS Domestic Violence Program for Men

Batterer programs often confound even those who work closely with them.  Courts, probation, prosecution, parole, advocates, and the public understandably have unfulfilled hopes about what batterer programs can accomplish.  After thirty years of consistent trial, error and more trial, the NY Model for Batterer Programs has devised a simple list of what we know we can accomplish and measure and what we cannot be certain we can accomplish.
 
Batterer Programs Can Clearly, Easily and Certainly .

Does Consensual Prostitution Exist?

By Robert Brannon, PHD, Chair

NOMAS Task Group on Pornography and Prostitution,

12 Steps Men Can Take to End Sexism

1. Don't interrupt women when they speak, control their space, or assume they need your protection.  Focus on the effect of your actions, rather than on the intent.