Peter Hart, Engaging Men


We know that most men are not abusive; however we need more men to be are actively engaged in ending violence against women and changing the social norms that often still condone men’s violence against women.  A 2000 report sponsored by Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, and the Waitt Foundation,  found that the majority of men supported anti-violence efforts, but reported that they had never been asked to contribute to them actively. In the years since 2000, profound lessons have been learned.  Since that initial study and subsequent work in the field, research by Peter D. Hart Research Associates found it went from just 29 percent of American men talking to boys about violence, to 70 percent are willing to talk to children about healthy, violence-free relationships.