Netflix, who acquired “Audrie and Daisy” out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, released a new trailer for the high school sexual assault and cyberbullying documentary, “Audrie and Daisy”. WIVP, with partners Futures without Violence, was part of the initial conversations that led to the development of the film, directed by the award winning team […]
The “Private Violence” film team partnered with the American Bar Association on this important short video about navigating the justice system. We thank them for their hard work and hope this will be a great help to survivors, as well as legal and law enforcement professionals. Here is the video https://www.facebook.com/Waitt-Institute-for-Violence-Prevention-21641005582/videos
WIVP sponsored Actual Films documentary “Audrie and Daisy” premiered at Sundance January 25th, 2016. The high school sexual assault and cyber bullying film garnered both positive reviews and audience reaction. The film will premiere mid 2016 on Netflix. See more here. http://www.audrieanddaisy.com/ From Variety “Like Kirby Dick’s recent “The Invisible War” and “The Hunting Ground,” “Audrie & […]
WIVP sponsored documentary “Private Violence” won top honors for “Best Television Documentary” at the 9th annual Cinema Eye Honors awards in New York City January 13, 2016. See more here http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/2016-cinema-eye-awards-winners-855709
Actual Films new documentary “Audrie and Daisy” will premiere this January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival in the category of U.S. Documentary Competition. Waitt Institute began their partnership with Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, directors and producers in late 2013 during the critical development and pre- production phase of the film and have remained […]
One of the questions raised and discussed by the WIVP supported HBO documentary Private Violence was the age old question, why doesn’t she just leave? After the NFL Ray Rice domestic violence case, this question was asked over and over by a public who didn’t understand the dynamics of domestic abuse. Many brave voices came out on social […]
Both Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention supported documentaries “Bully” and “Private Violence” were announced as Emmy nominees July 22nd, 2015. “Private Violence” and “Bully” were both nominated in the Outstanding Informational Programming – Long-Form category and “Bully” received an additional nomination for Best Documentary. The 36th annual award ceremony will take place at Lincoln Center in […]
Long time WIVP Partner Futures without Violence, in partnership with the Ad Council, kicked off a new campaign this June called “Teach Early”. The campaign is part of a long term commitment on the part of Futures to engage men and boys in violence prevention. Our partnership with Futures began in 2000, when we co […]
A civil case brought by the family of Audrie Pott, the 15 year old girl who took her own life following a sexual assault by her high school peers, has been settled. In an unprecedented move, one condition of the settlement is that the three boys who assaulted Audrie be interviewed for the upcoming WIVP […]
WIVP Partner Futures Without Violence to Train MLB
TAMPA, Fla. – Statistics are supposed to be meaningless in spring training. But Saturday, on a gray, rainy morning at Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees were exposed to numbers that could not be more important, more critical. In some cases, they can be a matter of life and death. See more below http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/david-lennon/mlb-learns-from-nfl-s-mistake-implementing-domestic-violence-education-program-1.9990592
WIVP Sponsored “Private Violence” debuts on HBO, to Broad Acclaim
Simultaneous screenings will be held in 60+ cities nationwide The HBO premiere date of “Private Violence” is set for October 20th at 9 P.M. We are thrilled to see this timely documentary featuring brave advocates and survivors of domestic abuse come to light this year.The controversy over the arrest and aftermath of NFL player Ray […]
NFL Controversy Propels “Coaching Boys into Men” Into Spotlight
Due to the recent NFL/Domestic violence controversy, and the public outcry demanding more consistent policies and violence prevention education, the WIVP-sponsored Futures without Violence program “Coaching Boys into Men” has been in the spotlight. As part of our ongoing effort, since 2000, to “engage men and boys” in violence prevention, “Coaching Boys into Men” on ground training […]
WIVP Partner Works with NFL To Address Gender Violence
As a result of the uproar over player Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident recently, The NFL will increase its penalties for players involved in future domestic violence cases, Commissioner Roger Goodell informed team owners in a letter Thursday. The toughened penalties came after the league and Goodell received widespread criticism for the two-game suspension given to […]
NPR’s Morning Edition recently explored the power of the peer group in discussing campus rape. The eight minute long piece focused on the strength of bystander programs and pointed to early intervention as a possible strategy. What if that silence could be broken before college — as early as high school? At a few high schools in Sioux […]
“Private Violence” Opens Human Rights Watch Film Festival
“Private Violence” was honored to be asked to open the Human Rights Watch Film Festival June 13, 2014 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Cynthia Hill, executive producer Gloria Steinem, and film subjects Kit Gruelle and Deanna Walters Moderated by Liesl Gerntholtz, director Women’s Rights […]
In 2000, the Waitt Family Foundation sponsored, with Futures without Violence, the first national Peter Hart Research survey that posed the question, “What would men do to prevent violence against women and girls?”The answer came back, loud and clear. Men wanted to become involved, but felt they were never asked, and they would work with boys.
Out of this came two programs: The Founding Father’s Campaign, and the awareness and on ground campaign, “Coaching Boys into Men”. Ted Waitt, chairman of the Waitt Foundation was the first national chairman of Futures without Violence’s “Founding Fathers” campaign, starting in 2003.
Ted Waitt, Joe Torre, Paul Charon, Russell Simmons, New York Founding Fathers event 2004
Waitt/Futures/Hart National Men’s Research to determine what men would do in violence prevention. Implemented first MVP training in Iowa.
Three year ad council national campaign. 30 million donated media. Raised number of men who talked to boys about violence from 29-41%. First years of Founding Father’s national campaign.
Kickoff of Coaching Boys into Men national campaign and on ground program. Beginning of Sioux City Project, using CBIM/MVP. Moved number of men who talked to boys about violence to 55%.
DC advocacy begins. First 10 million approved by DOJ nationwide-engaging men and boys nationwide. First promising data emerges in Sioux City test project on CBIM/MVP in 16 schools in Sacramento. 300,000 CDC grant for 3 year CBIM study. First national roundtable held in Boston with “Engaging Men” leaders across the country.
CBIM now in all 50 states, 23 countries, most concentrated in California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas.
Results in from CDC 3 year study on CBIM-shows movement in bystander behavior attitudes. Sioux City Project Research shows movement with both MVP/CBIM and community wide practices. “Engaging Men” recognized at Clinton Global Initiative with a plenary session. Rollout of “A New Kind of Strength”-short doc on men’s movement.
Sioux City pilot project engaging men and boys, CBIM. MVP recognized as an international finalist United Way worldwide. First International summit of key men leaders in the movement San Francisco, called “The Y Factor”.
“Engaging men” now a strategy recognized by White House, State Department, World Health Organization and Department of Justice. North American MenEngage formed as result of WIVP roundtable in 2007.