Taskgroup News

Highlights of the Colorado Men Against Domestic Violence NOMAS Roundtable

On Saturday, January 16th representatives from fatherhood programs, domestic violence victim services providers, domestic violence offender treatment programs and others gathered to hear and discuss issues related to encouraging men to take a stand against domestic violence and build positive relationships. Featured at the roundtable were members of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) Leadership Council.

2009 BrotherPeace Award goes to Barry Goldstein

The EndingMen's Violence Network of NOMAS addresses all forms of violence by men,

NOMAS Panel Discusses Causes, Preventions for Same-Sex Domestic Violence

Panel Discusses Causes, Preventions for Same-Sex Domestic Violence
Reprinted with permission from QsaltLake (qsaltlake.com)

Written by JoSelle Vanderhooft
Wednesday, 16 January 2008

A panel of experts in domestic violence – all members of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism – met Jan. 11 at the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society to discuss the problem of domestic violence in the romantic relationships of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

NOMAS Joined Successful Amicus Brief to Protect Women's-only Shelters

NOMAS joined an amicus brief with California Women’s Law Center in a case, in which a man who claimed to be a domestic violence victim brought an unsuccessful equal protection challenge to state funding for Los Angeles area women-only domestic violence shelters.

Serving as a tester for the National Coalition of Free Men, Blumhorst called ten agencies to request shelter because, he said, he was experiencing domestic violence.

NOMAS supports Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, HR 3887

The U.S. law addressing the crime of Sex Trafficking, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 0f 2000, is about to expire and must be reauthorized by Congress.

On December 4, the House did something remarkable. It overwhelmingly passed HR 3887 which not only extends the TVPA, but greatly improves it. The trafficking issue now moves to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

23rd Men's Studies Association Meeting

On April 1, 2011, the Men's Studies Association of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) held its 23rd National Meeting in conjunction with the 36th National Conference on Men & Masculinity (M&M), "Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity" addressing men's perception and misperception around issues concerning consent, rape, and bystander intervention.

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.

Men's Studies Association Abstracts Online on Resource Page

Titles and abstracts of 14 of the Men's Studies Association annual meetings are online on the Task Group's Resource page.  The meeting notes represent 14 of the last 15 years, starting from the 8th annual meeting, in 1996, through the present day.

The 24nd Annual Men's Studies Association Meeting will be held on July 22, 2012, in Denver, CO, as part of the 37th National Conference on Men and Masculinity.  Please consider submitting a paper for review to present at the conference (see call for papers on the side bar).