At WAVAW, we believe that people of all genders can and must work to end violence against women. Men and boys should get involved in ending sexist oppression not only because social justice is a shared human responsibility, but also because misogyny impacts their lives directly. Whether or not they’re aware of it, all men and boys have women and girls in their lives who have experienced male violence. And men and boys are personally constrained by a system that devalues femininity and threatens male-identified people who display traits deemed un-masculine. As long as misogyny persists, men and boys will not be free to express their full humanity–including gentleness, caring, and emotional sensitivity–without fear of repercussions.
WAVAW is working to shift the gender norms that uphold a culture of violence. And we hope you will do the same.