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September 30, 2008

Slideshow: MRI with IRC in Tanzania

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September 14, 2008

MRI Convenes Expanded Practicum Group

Many of the participants from MRI's 2008 Springfield Men As Allies training have chosen to attend ongoing practicum meetings, joining members of the 2007 training participants who gather monthly for continued...

  • Support for personal and professional application of strategies and skills learned in the training
  • Development of new projects and community mobilization strategies
  • Technical assistance for implementation of individual and group goals for violence prevention and positive masculinity
  • Improvement of group and community leadership skills
  • Networking and collaboration among different sectors, agencies, and organizations

    Practicum projects currently in development or implementation include:

  • Program Mapping Project and Springfield Roundtable: Connecting Advocates Of Family Violence Prevention And Positive Masculinity
  • Young Men Reading To Children
  • Development of Community Mobilization Plan, which includes:
    Annual "Ending Men's Violence" Round-table/Conference
    Men's Community Mobilization
    Young Men's Leadership Institute
    Boys' Awareness Programs

    MRI trainings and practicum meetings are steps towards a larger multi-sector community mobilization plan for engaging men and boys in violence prevention in Springfield.

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    September 02, 2008

    A Crisis of Gender Violence

    Video: Stephen Lewis | A Crisis of Gender Violence
    via Tides

    07.21.2008 | 21:46 minutes

    Synopsis:A forceful and moving indictment of violence against women. Former U.N. Ambassador Stephen Lewis delivers a rallying cry to stop the systemic use of rape and abuse against girls and women across the globe.

    Bio: Stephen Lewis is a U.S. based Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, an advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective responses to HIV/AIDS. Amongst several senior UN roles that spanned more than two decades, Lewis has served as the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, and Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations. He holds 28 honorary degrees from Canadian universities and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest honor for lifetime achievement. In 2007, the Kingdom of Lesotho invested Lewis as Knight Commander of the Most Dignified Order of Moshoeshoe, the country's highest honor. Lewis is currently a Professor in Global Health at McMaster University, serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and chairs the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Canada.

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