September 30, 2008
Slideshow: MRI with IRC in Tanzania
Click here and select slideshow to see full size photos.
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...
Practicum projects currently in development or implementation include:
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.
September 02, 2008
A Crisis of Gender Violence
Video: Stephen Lewis | A Crisis of Gender Violence
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.