Men speak up – ending violence together

Program in British Columbia tries to prevent violence with a program of intervention with men in the workplace, including in rural areas. Article Defusing Family Violence

To help encourage men to speak out against violence in relationships, the project is focused on forestry and mining — two male-dominated industries . . . . It’s not that violence is more common in these industries, but the two organizations partnered in the project, the B.C. Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs and Ending Relationship Abuse Society of B.C., are committed to working in rural and isolated communities and making sure men are involved . . . .

“The majority of offenders are men, but the majority of men are not offenders,” says Dr. Harry Stefanakis, the chair of the Ending Relationship Abuse Society of BC.

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